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One year on, still no arrest in shooting of Kenny Warren

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More than a year after the fatal shooting of Kenneth Warren Jr., bullet holes still riddle the front wall of the Berkeley home where he was ambushed after he left his uncle’s barbershop to watch a basketball game at the home of a friend.

Warren was gunned down in a rain of bullets by unknown assailants who were believed to have been lying in wait for him to emerge from the Shattuck Avenue shop, just south of Emerson Street near Ashby Avenue. Witnesses said the father of five was shot while he knocked on a friend’s door, and that the killers unleashed more than 80 bullets during the murder. They started from a distance, then walked up to Warren’s collapsed body and discharged the last of the ammunition into him at close range.

The January 2012 murder of the 35-year-old family man remains unsolved, despite a $15,000 reward offered by the Berkeley Police Department for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer. Bay Area Crime Stoppers has offered an additional $2,000 in connection with the case.

This year, on the anniversary of his death, on Jan. 26, roughly 60 people came together at Shattuck and Emerson Street to remember him. Family members and childhood friends held hands, shared memories, lit candles and prayed, and one of Warren’s uncles sang several songs for those who had gathered. … Continue reading »

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$17,000 reward for information about Warren murder

Kenneth Warren, a father of five, was killed on January 26th
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The city of Berkeley is offering a $15,000 reward, and Bay Area Crime Stoppers is offering an additional $2,000, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the murder on Jan. 26 of Kenneth Warren.

Warren, 35, of Hercules was gunned down in a barrage of bullets on Emerson Street at Shattuck at around 6:50 p.m. last Thursday, after leaving his job at Don’s Headquarters barbershop. He was knocking on the door of friends who live close by when suspects opened fire.

Warren’s family and friends, as well as neighbors, reacted with shock to the killing. “He was a great kid,” said his uncle, Don Warren, who has operated Don’s Headquarters for 41 years. “He was hardworking. He had two jobs. He tried to do the right thing.” Warren had cut hair at the barbershop for seven years. … Continue reading »

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Barrage of bullets killed man in Berkeley

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Kenny Warren had just left his job at the barbershop at 3019 Shattuck Ave. on Thursday evening and was walking around the corner to a friend’s house to watch a basketball game when he was pelted with a barrage of gunfire.

His assailants were lying in wait for the barber, port worker, and father of five, and fired off more than 80 rounds from a semi-automatic weapon and a pistol to make sure the 35-year-old was dead. After Warren collapsed on the porch of the duplex at 2114 Emerson St., the suspects walked up the stairs and fired some more rounds point blank into his body, according to witnesses.

“I heard him knock on the door and say ‘It’s Ken,’ said an occupant of the apartment where Warren was killed. She asked that her name not be used. “I went to answer the door, then hesitated. Then the bullets started flying and I heard him scream. There were so many bullets. They kept coming so fast. There were so many.” … Continue reading »

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Breaking: Man shot and killed in South Berkeley

The murder took place in south Berkeley close to the intersection of Ashby and Adeline
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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 … Continue reading »

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