LIVERMORE -- The man killed in a fight Wednesday after a suspected road-rage incident has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's office as Ricky Ziesmer, 48, of Fremont.

Ziesmer and Cort Holbrook, 41, of Livermore, fought in the parking lot of the Livermore Cyclery on First Street about 1:40 p.m., said Livermore police Detective Tony Esquivel.

Esquivel did not elaborate, but said the incident is believed to have been sparked by "road rage."

Ziesmer was stabbed in the midsection, but was able to drive himself to Valley Memorial Hospital on East Stanley Boulevard, police said. Hospital staff members called police to report the injury. Ziesmer was taken by ambulance to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he died shortly after 5 p.m.

Police received a call from Holbrook near the scene of where the fight took place. He had a scrape on his face and refused medical attention. Police also found a knife believed to have been used in the stabbing.

Holbrook was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. His arraignment is scheduled for Friday morning.

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone who may have seen a 2002 gold Chevrolet Cavalier or a 2003 gray Chevrolet Silverado pickup between the First Street-Interstate 580 junction and Old First Street on Wednesday afternoon to call 925-371-4987.


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