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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Police: Gun stolen from US agent used to kill Oakland artist

A gun used to kill a Northern California artist as he worked on an anti-violence mural was stolen from a federal agent, officials said Wednesday.

The weapon was taken from an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said. ICE spokesman James Schwab confirmed it was stolen Sept. 13 in San Francisco from a car being used by an agent. No other details were released.

Marquise Holloway, 20, of Oakland, was charged with murder in the Sept. 29 killing of Antonio Ramos, 27, who was gunned down while he worked on a mural in a freeway overpass. Police say the shooting stemmed from an argument after Holloway eyed Ramos' camera equipment...