Breaking: Man shot and killed in South Berkeley

The homicide took place in south Berkeley close to the intersection of Ashby and Adeline

A man was shot and killed in the 3000 block of Shattuck Avenue around 6:50 p.m., according to Berkeley police.

The man, who has not yet been identified but is a younger man, was found near 3020 Shattuck Ave., according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. He had been shot numerous times and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, she said. His name and age have not been released.

Police responded to Shattuck Avenue near Emerson after 911 was flooded with calls of shots being fired around the area, said Kusmiss.

“The evidence so far suggests this was not a random shooting,” she said. “This person was the focus of the shooter’s attention.”

Berkeley police are still on the scene.

This is the first homicide in Berkeley in 2012. There was one homicide in Berkeley in 2011.

The location of tonight’s homicide is in south Berkeley close to the intersection of Ashby and Adeline avenues. A murder took place near there Sept. 12, 2010, when Adolfo Ignacio Celedón Bravo was shot and killed while walking home with his girlfriend.

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  • Anonymous

    Put a police station in South Berkeley.

  • John Holland

    J_maddux wrote:

    Why did this turn into an argument about Pot clubs?

    There’s a contingent of anti-compassion activists here that will do anything to prevent sick people from getting their medicine. They have a history of doing this kind of stuff.

  • John Holland

    Drug dealing is not uncommon around liquor stores.

  • John Holland

    I disagree. I think the anti-compassion crowd knows exactly what they’re doing: conflating dispensaries with street crime as a strategy to shut them down.

    Give these people some credit, please. It’s not ignorance. It’s ~strategy~.

  • John Holland

    J_maddux wrote:

    It is like saying that the new pharmacy down the street that just opened had something to do with it.

    No it’s not. Shootings are not uncommon at pharmacies. In fact, it’s such a serious problem, that suburbs are holding forums on pharmacy security to address the issue.

    If I were to suggest that the new pharmacy down the street had something to do with the shooting, I’d actually have some kind of an argument.

    But shootings are extremely uncommon at cannabis dispensaries. Very different than the situation with pharmacies, which are much more dangerous.

    Nothing wrong with acknowledging facts.

  • John Holland

    “Tiger_Lady” wrote:

    Yes – alcohol is a strong drug, and both liquor stores and pot clubs can be magnets for crime when poorly managed.

    About 8% of all violent robberies are at gas stations or convenience stores.

    You may also be interested in the spreadsheet I have been compiling about guns and shootings at medical cannabis collectives and dispensaries in California. I started this spreadsheet to address the claim that “Shootings are not uncommon at dispensaries.” This is a publicly editable spreadsheet. Anyone wishing to document the connection (or relative lack of one) between cannabis clinics and gun violence can add an incident to this spreadsheet.

    You’ll see that over a 10 year period, there have been about 30 incidents involving guns at medical cannabis clinics in California. Over the same period, there have been six murders at dispensaries, one of which happened in Northern California. In summary, there have been .1 gun murders per year in cannabis collectives across Northern California over the past 10 years.

  • John Holland

    J_maddux wrote:

    Yeah. The pot they sell at the club is marked up ABOVE street value so that it wouldn’t be worth selling on the street.

    You say this as if the anti-compassion crowd doesn’t know this already. Of course they do.

  • http://radar.oreilly.com/2007/09/local-recycle-reuse-hits-a-bur.html The Sharkey

    “Anti-compassion crowd?” Really?

    I agree with some of what you’re saying, but the use of rhetoric like that is shamefully ridiculous.

  • http://radar.oreilly.com/2007/09/local-recycle-reuse-hits-a-bur.html The Sharkey

    … anti-compassion activists …

    You know, you should think about getting a job writing for FOX News.
    Maybe give some writing tips to the Phelps family while you’re at it.

  • PHICKS93

    I FELL LIKE THIS, IT IS TO MANY GUNS OUT THERE AN THE WRONG HANDS. IF WE LOVE KILLING GO TO WAR BUT STOP TAKING KIDS FATHERS AWAY FROM THEM YOU NO YOU ARE NOT GOING TO STEP UP TO BE THE MAN THE KIDS NEED BECAUSE YOU CAN’T COME FOWARD TO SAY YOU DID IT

  • Phicks93

    i hope they be caught here on earth but if not God see it all this have nothing to do with pot clubs this have to do with someone that have hate an there heart every one have a heart

  • Phicks93

    A real man is going away from his family an we are here jumping to conclusions that is not helping to fine the one who did it. The man worksvery hard for five kids to eat now who are going to feed them. I am trid of all the killing put down the guns please

  • emraguso