OAKLAND -- An Emeryville man was shot to death in North Oakland late Wednesday, the night before
his 23rd birthday, after getting into a confrontation with two men who collided with his car, police said.
The shooting happened about 10:57 p.m. in the 5800 block of Market Street. The man, whose name 
was not released pending notification of family, had been driving westbound on Stanford Avenue when 
a car struck his vehicle from behind, according to police.
The man turned southbound onto Market Street, stopped and got out of his car. A confrontation ensued 
with the two men in the other vehicle and one of them shot the man, police said.
He died at the scene. The gunman and the other man fled southbound on Market Street in their car, 
which was only described as a four-door silver sedan.
Police said the man had recently graduated from a college in Oregon and had been coming back from 
playing basketball that evening at the UC Berkeley campus. His birthday was Thursday, when he would 
have turned 23.
Investigators were back Thursday morning at the scene, located in front of a carwash on Market Street, 
looking for video surveillance tapes and other evidence.
Investigators would like anyone who witnessed the incident to call police at 510- 238-3821.
The death is Oakland's 45th homicide of the year. Police are offering up to $10,000 in reward for information 
leading to an arrest.
Investigators weren't available. It's Oakland's 45th homicide of the year.