Berkeley Police make arrest in August murder

Photo: Krishna Ferreira, via Facebook
Photo: Krishna Ferreira, via Facebook

Berkeley Police detectives have arrested a San Leandro man in connection with the shooting death of Dustin Bynum in August, authorities said Wednesday.

On Tuesday, police arrested 23-year-old Krishna Ferreira on suspicion of murder, according to a notice released by the Berkeley Police Department on Wednesday evening.

Bynum was killed Aug. 1 outside Bing’s Liquors on San Pablo Avenue. Police said patrol officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired, with a man down in the 1800 block of San Pablo Avenue.

Officers who arrived found Bynum, 24, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital by the Berkeley Fire Department, but eventually was pronounced dead.


In the alert released Wednesday, Officer Jennifer Coats, police spokeswoman, said detectives have been gathering evidence and pursuing leads in relation to the case since August.

“Detectives developed information implicating Ferreira as a suspect in Bynum’s murder
and an arrest warrant was sought,” she wrote. “Ferreira was located and arrested by the Berkeley Police Department in San Leandro.”

The case has been forwarded to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for charging. Ferreira is scheduled for arraignment Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland. He remains in custody without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

Coats said no further information could be released “in the interest of maintaining the integrity of this investigation.”

According to Krishna Ferreira’s Facebook page, he was a member of Berkeley High’s class of 2008, and later studied at Diablo Valley College.


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