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Two years after the shooting of Pamula Mullins, Berkeley police are still looking for clues to her killing

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Cathy White has never forgotten the last phone conversation she had with her younger sister, Pamula Mullins.

It was the evening of Dec. 4, 2012. The two sisters were discussing what each would make for Christmas dinner. Mullins offered to make her “messy” salad – a salad chock full of things other than lettuce – and White was gently trying to talk her out of it. Unbeknownst to Mullins, no-one in the family really liked her salad, but they were too polite to tell her that directly.

After a good laugh — the two sisters were very close — Mullins said she had to get off the phone to go to the store.

That was the last time White talked to her sister. … Continue reading »

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Update: Shooting sends Berkeley man to hospital

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One person in South Berkeley was sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg Sunday night, according to unconfirmed police scanner recordings.

According to scanner traffic, several callers reported the sound of numerous gunshots near Sacramento Street and Alcatraz Avenue shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

A caller told police one person, with a gunshot wound to the leg, was located at a house in the 3200 block of Sacramento, between Harmon Street and Alcatraz. … Continue reading »

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Shooting on Dohr Street in Berkeley sends man to hospital

Police have not released any suspect information from a shooting near San Pablo Park on Monday night. Image: Google Maps
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A 20-year-old Berkeley man was shot near Sacramento and Ward streets on Monday night, police said Wednesday afternoon.

Monday at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department responded to the area of Oregon and Dohr streets following a report of a single gunshot, said Officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, via email. … Continue reading »

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Shooting of bicyclist Pam Mullins in Berkeley not random

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The shooting of 50-year-old Pam Mullins as she was riding her bike on Sacramento Street on Dec. 4 was a targeted attack and not a random killing, according to authorities.

Mullins was not the victim of a bullet gone astray, but someone who was intentionally targeted, said Officer Jennifer Coats, police spokeswoman.

Police declined to discuss why Mullins, an in-home health worker, might be the target of an attack. While she had lived in Berkeley for many years, she had moved into an apartment on Sacramento Street near Ward — about a block from the shooting — just a few weeks before her death, according to family members. … Continue reading »

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Few clues in Berkeley’s fourth homicide of 2012

The family of Pam Mullins, who was killed Dec. 4 while riding her bicycle on Sacramento Street, set out tea lights spelling her first name. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
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The family of Pam Mullins, who was shot dead Tuesday night while riding her bicycle on Sacramento Street, honored her memory by setting up a street memorial – and insisting she was not involved with drugs or gangs.

“We put the vigil up here to let people know she had a family,” said Mullins’ 26-year old niece Elexis Norris, who lives in San Leandro. “She ain’t alone. She had a family. That’s why we are out here.”

Norris, her first cousin Danielle Easley, 24, and some of Mullins’ six siblings attached a stuffed teddy bear and some balloons to a chain link fence that surrounds the field at Longfellow Middle School on Wednesday night. They set out tea lights to spell “Pam.” … Continue reading »

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Sacramento Street neighbors reel from latest shooting

A piece of yellow police tape marks the spot where a woman was shot and killed while riding her bicycle on Tuesday night. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
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Update, 6:44 p.m.: The Berkeley Police Department has confirmed the identity of shooting victim Pamela Mullins, 50, of Berkeley. Mullins was killed in the 2700 block of Sacramento Street. According to a written statement released at 6:28 p.m.: “BPD detectives are continuing to work hard to gather information and determine a motive for this incident.”

Update, 5 p.m.: The Oakland Tribune is reporting that the shooting victim was 50-year-old Pam Mullins and that she died about 100 feet from her home. Cathy White of Oakland, who told the Tribune she was Mullins’ sister, said Mullins often rode her bike to and from her job as a caregiver, that she lived alone and had recently moved into the apartment.

Original story: The only signs Wednesday morning that a woman was gunned down Tuesday night as she rode her bicycle near Longfellow Middle School was a piece of yellow caution tape flapping in the wind, and three television news vans.

Otherwise it seemed like an average, if rainy, morning. Trucks delivered food to the school cafeteria, parents dropped off students, and stragglers rushed through the rain to make their early classes.

A woman who lives near the corner of Derby and Sacramento streets said she had heard what sounded like a shot Tuesday night but did not know a murder had occurred until she bundled her young son off to school in the morning. … Continue reading »

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Female bicyclist shot and killed on Derby Street

A woman bicyclist was shot Tuesday night in the 1500 block of Derby near Longfellow Middle School.
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This story was updated at 10:42 a.m. See the updated post here. The original story appears below.

A woman was shot and killed Tuesday night while riding her bike in the 1500 block of Derby Street, according to Berkeley police.

Police received a 911 call at 11:36 p.m. that a bicyclist was on the ground near Longfellow Middle School, possibly because of a traffic accident, said Officer Jennifer Coats. When police arrived, they found a woman in her late 40s or early 50s on the ground. She had been shot and was unresponsive, said Coats. Berkeley Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced her dead at the scene.

Police are not releasing the victim’s name at this time. … Continue reading »

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Shooting on Sacramento and Oregon, victim wounded

The crime scene at Sacramento and Oregon where a shooting occurred at around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night. Photo: A citizen reporter
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A shooting tonight in Berkeley at Sacramento and Oregon streets near Bob’s Liquor store at around 7:30pm resulted in one known male victim being transported to Highland Hospital’s trauma unit.

The condition of the victim is unknown and, at 9:00 pm, there were no further details available.

Police were on still  the scene at 9:00pm and requesting reserve units for the investigation.

A resident who lives near the crime scene reported to Berkeleyside hearing eight gunshots at around 7:40pm.

We will … Continue reading »

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2 arrested after shootings on Sacramento Street

Berkeley police investigate a Sacramento Street shooting on Dec. 23, 2011. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
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Update, 01.25.12: New information received from Assistant District Attorney Teresa Drenick from the Alameda County District Attorney’s office clarifies that Tyler Frank Jamison is in fact 16 but that he was filed on as an adult.

Two 18-year-old Berkeley men have been arrested in connection with the shooting of two teenagers on Sacramento Street on Dec. 23.

Tyler Frank Jamison, 18 16, who lives on Hearst Avenue, has  been charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and other charges, and is being held without bail in Santa Rita Jail, according to Teresa Drenick, an assistant district attorney in the Alameda County District Attorney’s office.

Tyrone Anthony Terell, 18, was charged with a weapons violation, according to a press release issued by Berkeley police.

The two men were arrested on Jan. 13 when a patrol officer recognized the suspects, whose name and photos had been distributed in an internal wanted photo, according to the BPD press release. … Continue reading »

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Police searching for motive for double shooting

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Berkeley police still do not have a motive for Friday’s double shooting in broad daylight on Sacramento Street.

Two men – one 17, one 18 — were shot at 12:41 p.m. as they were walking on Sacramento near Woolsey. Their assailants — and there was more than one, although police declined to detail the exact number – then fled up Woolsey, prompting detectives to do a house-by-house search of that block. No suspects were apprehended.

One victim was treated and … Continue reading »

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Two shot on Sacramento Street

Berkeley police confer during their investigation of two shootings on Sacramento St. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
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Berkeley police are looking for the suspect or suspects who shot two people walking on Sacramento Street around 12:41 pm.

911 started getting numerous calls that shots had been fired at the intersection of Sacramento and Woolsey streets but when police arrived there there were no victims or perpetrators in sight, said Lt. Andrew Greenwood of the Berkeley police department. Shortly thereafter, police learned that someone had driven two people with bullet wounds to an area hospital, he said. They … Continue reading »

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Local business

Memorial set up for Berkeley slaying victim

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The day after Berkeley resident Gary Ferguson Jr. was gunned down on a busy section of Sacramento Street, friends and family set up a makeshift shrine in his memory.

Ferguson, 35, was killed around 8:43 am Tuesday Oct. 26 as he walked near Johnson’s House of Style on Sacramento near Russell Street. Another man who cut hair in the barbershop, was also shot, according to his co-workers. He  remains in stable condition at a hospital, according to Berkeley police.

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Another murder in Berkeley

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One man was killed and another was seriously injured Tuesday in a mid-morning shooting on Sacramento Street near Russell.

Two men were walking on the street near a neighborhood hang out called Johnson’s Barbershop around 8:43 a.m. when they were shot by two assailants, according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss of the Berkeley Police Department.

The assailants ran south on Sacramento Street. The victims were transported to a local trauma center, where one was pronounced dead. Both the victims and assailants … Continue reading »

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