Two young men have been arrested in connection with a loaded gun recovered during a car stop Thursday evening, according to police.
A gang member arrested last week in South Berkeley after he brandished a gun at a woman, according to police, is set to enter a plea in court Wednesday.
This week, for the first time ever, Berkeley police were given carte blanche to speak openly about gang activity in town, and what can be done to help those who may be drawn to it.
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.
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.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jon Rolefson has denied a defense motion for a new trial and sentenced Brandon Wallace, 27, to 118 years to life in prison for a 2010 shooting in Berkeley that claimed one life and could have taken another.
The attorney for a 27-year-old man found guilty earlier this year of a 2010 murder in Berkeley has filed a motion for retrial and plans to bring in new testimony from a convicted accomplice in the case to dispute her client’s guilt.
Wednesday afternoon, an Alameda County Superior Court judge ordered convicted double murderer Darnell Williams Jr. to be executed by the state of California.
Two Berkeley men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Oakland earlier this month, and a third is still being sought by police.
An Alameda County jury came back Thursday to recommend a sentence of death in the case against Darnell Williams Jr., who had already been found guilty of the killings in 2013 of a little girl at a sleepover and a man who was pleading for his life as he tried to run away.
In closing statements Tuesday in the murder trial of Darnell Williams Jr., attorneys on both sides said the 25-year-old Berkeley man was a psychopath. But they disagreed in their advice to the jury about what his sentence should be.
After suddenly announcing Wednesday that convicted murderer Darnell Williams Jr. would testify on his own behalf, the defense team backtracked Thursday morning with the brief announcement that it would instead rest its case.
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