Police identify Berkeley shooting victim

Berkeley's third homicide of the year took place Thursday night outside Bing's Liquor's on San Pablo Avenue. Photo: Google
Berkeley’s third homicide of the year took place Thursday night outside Bing’s Liquor’s on San Pablo Avenue. Photo: Google

Police have identified the man who died after a shooting on San Pablo Avenue on Thursday night as 24-year-old Dustin Bynum of Berkeley.

Witnesses said Bynum was shot three times at close range on Thursday at about 9:20 p.m. outside Bing’s Liquors, in the 1800 block of San Pablo. Bynum was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he later was pronounced dead, according to Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats. 

Coats said Monday via email that no further details are being released at this time, and the investigation continues.

Thursday’s shooting was Berkeley’s third homicide of the year. On Feb. 4, Zontee Jones was shot on Delaware Street, across San Pablo Avenue less than a block away from Bing’s Liquors. Jevon Calland and Maurice Thomas Jr. have been charged with murder in that case.


On July 17, Jermaine Davis was shot and killed on Derby Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Way. No one has been arrested in that case.

The Berkeley Police Department asks anyone with information about this homicide to call the department’s Homicide Detail at 510-981-5741, or the 24 hour non-emergency line at 510-981-5900. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can instead phone Bay Area Crimes Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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