VIDEO: I-80 shooting suspect charged with murder

24-year-old Elliot Johnson of Richmond


RICHMOND (KRON) — Police are recommending murder charges for the three suspects involved in last week’s deadly East Bay freeway shooting.

Elliot Johnson, 24, has already been charged with murder, attempted murder, and shooting an occupied motor vehicle.

24-year-old Demarcus Doss and a 24-year-old woman from San Pablo were shot Thursday on Highway 80 around 3:30 p.m. near San Pablo Avenue.

Two 17-year-olds and Johnson, of Richmond, are identified as suspects in the case.

Since the teens are minors, their identities will not be released.

KRON4 learned Sunday that Doss died of his injuries.

The woman is expected to survive.

Johnson has an extensive violent criminal history, including gun crimes and carjacking, CHP spokesman Officer Jonathan Fransen said on Friday. He is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

Investigators are not yet releasing the suspects’ motive in the shooting.

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office had not received the case from the CHP as of Monday morning to file charges.

Doss’ family called him a hero for shielding his female friend from the gunfire.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Doss.

On the page, they described him as a “loving son, dependable brother, goofy uncle, cheerful nephew, wonderful cousin, amazing friend, determined student.”

“Demarcus, a man of courage and the mentality of a protector, shielded his friend with his body,” the family said on the page. “While this act was a heroic one, we are deeply saddened to have lost such an exceptional person.”

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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