A falling out between childhood friends prompted a fatal shooting in 2016 — although the alleged killer had minimal connection to the dispute.
The family of Alex Goodwin Jr., fatally shot one year ago outside his home, has created an organization to honor him, and aims to hold its first backpack giveaway this weekend.
"I didn't think I was going to get shot, but that's what happened," testified Janelle Davis on Wednesday.
A young man police say was targeted in "numerous recent" attempted shootings in Berkeley has been charged, along with two others, after a fight involving guns in March.
A 19-year-old man in custody after being found with an unregistered gun is facing new charges tied to two shootings in December.
A 24-year-old man arrested Wednesday in connection with a fatal shooting in Berkeley in September was charged with murder Friday by the Alameda County district attorney's office.
Two teens described by police as "known gang members" were arrested with a loaded gun after authorities say they scared at least one woman while "banging" on doors and asking how to find BART.
An estimated 200 neighbors came out in force Sunday to San Pablo Park's auditorium to share their worries and ideas following a spate of recent incidents involving gunfire.
Relatives and friends of a slain young rap musician killed outside his home in August repeatedly asked police Sunday to help them get justice for Alex Goodwin Jr.
Berkeley police investigators have had a busy week, handling not only the first homicide of 2017, but also making an arrest in the city's last homicide of 2016.
Update, 5:30 p.m. BPD provided the following update Wednesday evening: “On 12/29/16 at approximately 11:05pm, BPD received several calls of loud reports in the 1400 block of Ward Street. Officers arrived on scene and found the intended victim standing next to his parked car in front of an address on the 1400 block of Ward Street. The victim had been parking his car when a sedan pulled up next to him and someone began shooting. The suspects then shot a round through the upstairs bedroom window of the victim’s apartment. The bullet narrowly missed the victim’s girlfriend and his 5 year old grandson who were both sitting on the bed. The 5 year old child sustained a small cut on the right side of his head from the shattered window glass.” The suspects were described as two men in their 20s or 30s.
Berkeley Police are investigating evidence of gunfire in the middle of the afternoon Tuesday in the area of Seventh Street and Channing Way.
Update, 4:56 p.m. BPD clarified that one of the victims turned up at the North Berkeley BART station and was then taken to the hospital. None of the injuries appeared, according to the preliminary investigation, to be life-threatening. No arrests have been made.