Gunman kills Filipino in San Francisco Bay Area freeway

/ 12:11 AM June 25, 2019

Freeway shooting victim Matthew Rios with his mother, Madonna Simmons. GOFUNDME

MILPITAS, California – Matthew Rios, a 30-year-old Filipino American, was driving on his way home Monday night, June 17, while speaking on the phone with his girlfriend. He told her he was afraid that he was being followed. He was dead a few minutes later.

Someone shot Rios in his car on Interstate 680 in Milpitas, in one of six highway shootings in the San Francisco Bay Area within a week and a half. At this time police as considering these as unrelated shootings.


The California Highway Patrol found Rio unresponsive in his gray Toyota Camry in the center median. His mother, Madonna Simmons, is calling for justice for her only son.

On Wednesday night, Mayor Rich Tran offered a $10,000 reward (“non-taxpayer money, not associated with City of Milpitas”) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Rios’ killer.


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