Peace mural where California artist was killed is completed

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Posted: Oct 22, 2015 4:53 PM
Peace mural where California artist was killed is completed

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Volunteers have completed the anti-violence mural that an Oakland, California, artist was working on when he was shot and killed.

The street-side mural was dedicated to Antonio Ramos, who was helping paint it for a group that works to spread peace and stop violence.

The 27-year-old Ramos was among about 10 artists who were working on the project.

He reportedly quarreled with a man on Sept. 29 who wasn't part of the group. Police say the disagreement escalated, and the man shot Ramos and ran off. No one else was injured.

Friends and family went to the site Wednesday for a celebration of Ramos' life.

Oakland police are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Ramos' killer.