Sunday, June 02, 2013

Find: Oculus Rift lead engineer and co-founder Andrew Reisse killed

What a shame. 

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// published on Ars Technica // visit site

Oculus Rift lead engineer and co-founder Andrew Reisse killed

33-year-old Andrew Reisse, co-founder of Oculus VR and lead engineer on the Oculus Rift head-mounted virtual reality display, was killed Thursday evening in Santa Ana, California while crossing the street at a cross walk. Reisse was struck by a speeding car involved in a high-speed police chase.

Andrew Reisse

According to several news outlets, the speeding car contained three "gang members on probation." The trio was fleeing from police after engaging them in a "physical altercation" that ended in a shooting. One alleged gang member was killed and the rest escaped, kicking off the chase through Santa Ana.

"They ran through several red lights, including the one where they struck our victim," explained Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, via local TV station KABC.

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