The family of a guy who was shot and killed while operating a vehicle in Oakland over the weekend has recognized him.
At around 4 a.m. on Saturday, Mitchell Monroe of Antioch was shot on the 3900 block of Keller Avenue close to the Interstate 580 onramp in Oakland. After colliding, the father of two young kids, 27, was discovered in his car with a gunshot wound.
Monroe was attended to by police and medical staff at the scene of the collision, but he was later brought to a hospital and confirmed dead, according to the police.
Arabella, his 6-year-old daughter, said KTVU, “He was my favorite dad. The fact that I no longer get to visit him makes me very sad.
Family Mourns Loss of Beloved Brother and Father in Oakland Shooting
She spoke of missing out on “going to get ice cream” with him.
The victim’s sister, Kristina Grace, stated, “I am completely destroyed. I’m just managing to be calm for my mother and the girls.
“My brother is an amazing person,” she continued. He has the sweetest, kindest heart there is, and he is a ball of energy.
The victim also leaves behind a daughter who is 1 year old.
Victim dies after being shot before dawn in car near Keller Avenue & Fontaine in East Oakland, not far from on-ramp to I-580, per @oaklandpoliceca pic.twitter.com/4mbekMF8kZ
— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) May 7, 2023
His family has established a GoFundMe in his honor, claiming that their hearts are still broken over his passing.
According to his brother Brian Monroe, “His daughters, Skye and Arabella, were the center of his world, and he made it his life’s mission to ensure they felt loved and protected every single day.” They will miss his bedtime tales, silly jokes, and bear-sized embraces that always made everything seem alright.
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He continued by mentioning Monroe’s contagious smile and unshakable optimism.
For those who were fortunate enough to know him, “he was a role model, a friend, and a pillar of strength,” said Monroe. His girls, who will always have a piece of Dad with them, will carry on his legacy.
Call the Oakland police at (510) 238-3821 or the tip line at (510) 238-7950 if you have any information regarding the homicide.
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