Man shot in Berkeley home robbery, suspect at large

The robbery and shooting took place in the 1600 block of Derby Street

A man was shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a home invasion robbery in the 1600 block of Derby Street in Berkeley at 3 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. The suspect fled and is still at large.

The home invasion was not random, according to Lt. Kevin Schofield of the Berkeley Police Department. “We believe the suspect targeted these people specifically,” he said.

A short time after the suspect left the scene of the crime, a BPD officer spotted the getaway car and the suspect was pursued to Richmond where he crashed his car and escaped on foot.

The man who was shot was transfered to hospital and is in stable condition.

“This is an active investigation classified as a home invasion robbery and assault with a firearm,” said Schofield.

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  • laura

    Was this residence a grow house?

  • Heather W.

    VERY good question Laura.

  • Anonymous

    Drug related.

  • Actual215reader

    I’m sure the robber just had a late night attack of glaucoma and needed his medicine immediately.

  • berkeleygirl

    lovely.  Longfellow Middle School is a block away.  

  • Sandy

    This is actual scary stuff, don’t assume it is drug related. This happens and I think about it alot.
    I have a big dog and a gun which I would not hesitate to use on any intruder.

  • Liza

    I heard the sirens and racing cars, and was wondering what the story was.  Thanks for great reporting. 

  • Guest

    Very good innuendo. Any evidence to support such a statement?

  • Erharuspex

    How about a description of the perp?

  • A question is not a statement.
    It is a question.

    Learn to distinguish between the two.

  • TDB

    I’m new to the area and considering a particular home above Ohlone Park. Even though the neighborhood seems peaceful, I can’t help but worry after reading this site. Can anyone speak to this? I have to say, the benefits of living in such a great location will most likely prompt me to take the house anyway, but some advice from knowledgable neighbors would help me to do so without constant worry. Thanks in advance.