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Tag Archives: Shootings in Berkeley
The Berkeley Police Department arrested a local man Friday in connection with a shooting in South Berkeley at the end of May that sent another man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police said in court documents that the shooting may have been a case of mistaken identity.
According to the documents, on May 30 at about 7 p.m., police responded to the corner of Harmon and King streets, near Alcatraz Avenue, for a reported shooting. According to several witnesses, the victim was shot at seven times, and struck once, wrote police.
The victim, a 21-year-old Berkeley man, was taken to a local hospital for treatment, said police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats.
The police investigation led to the arrest on June 14 of Aoderi Samad, 20, whose listed address is several blocks from the location of the shooting. … Continue reading »
New details have emerged about the incident early Sunday in which multiple gunshots were fired on Telegraph Avenue at Channing Way south of the UC Berkeley campus.
According to the University of California Police Department, two men, both described as black, fired guns at a vehicle being driven by a woman who had a female friend as her passenger as they passed through the intersection just after 12:30 a.m.
The women, who said their vehicle was struck several times, drove away … Continue reading »
Shots fired in the early hours of Sunday morning on Telegraph Avenue near the intersection with Channing Way may have been related to a big party being held on “frat row” in the 2400 block of Warring Street, according to Lt. Andrew Rateaver of the Berkeley Police Department.
The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 16. There are no known injuries or suspects at this time.
Early unconfirmed reports from witnesses suggested the gunshots, which left multiple bullet casings on Telegraph Avenue, may have involved people in a car and a pedestrian.
There was no obvious damage to nearby buildings and police did not find any blood spatter, according to Rateaver. … Continue reading »
The Berkeley Police Department has released the name of one of the alleged shooters from Saturday morning’s robbery at the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, which sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries from the shooting.
On Tuesday evening, police publicly identified the man, who was arrested Saturday, as Christopher James Washington, 25, of Rodeo. Police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats said police do not plan to release a booking photograph of Washington.
“This case is still active and our detectives are working hard following up on leads,” she said in a prepared statement. “The release of the photograph could jeopardize the overall investigation.” … Continue reading »
Two employees of Ashkenaz were shot and seriously injured early Saturday morning during an armed robbery of the popular dance center at 1317 San Pablo Avenue, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Two people with guns walked into the crowded dance hall around 12:05 a.m. and demanded cash, according to a press release by the Berkeley Police Department. The suspects fired guns during the robbery and bullets struck two employees, according to police. … Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A veteran officer of the University of California Police Department was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while holstering his weapon, officials said.
Lt. Eric Tejada of the university Police Department said authorities are investigating whether an equipment malfunction may have resulted in the shooting.
Berkeley police have cordoned off Acton Street near Oregon to search for evidence in connection with a shooting that happened around 5 pm, according to the police scanner, and Berkeleyside tipsters.
Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies are talking to a man who went to Highland Hospital with possible gunshot wounds, according to the scanner. Berkeley police are on their way to talk to the patient, who may have been involved in the incident.
One south Berkeley resident reported she heard about seven shots being fired shortly after 5 pm. Police said on the scanner that someone who may be a suspect sped off in a blue GMC Yukon. … Continue reading »
One man was taken to Highland Hospital this afternoon with a non-life threatening gunshot wound after he was shot from a car that was in the vicinity of Ashby Avenue and California Street in Berkeley at around 2:30pm Saturday afternoon.
According to the Berkeley Police, the department received a first call at 2:34 pm today from people saying they had heard loud reports of gunshots.
At present it is believed there was one shooter and the police say the shots … Continue reading »
Berkeley police have identified the man who was shot by an officer on April 13 as Calvester Stewart, a 20-year-old Berkeley resident.
Stewart was shot in the arm and the leg after he fled from a traffic stop and went inside an apartment in the 900 block of Delaware Street, according to a police statement. He came out of the apartment and shot at several Berkeley police officers, several of whom returned fire.
“Stewart then continued to flee and was confronted by an officer who shot and wounded Stewart,” said the press release
Stewart was taken to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. When he was released he was sent to jail, where he is being held on suspicion of violating his probation. Berkeley police are asking the District Attorney to charge him with several counts of attempted murder against a peace officer. … Continue reading »
After making one arrest related to the March 29 shooting on Oregon and Sacramento streets which took the life of 24-year-old Vallejo resident Devin Lee Whitmire, Berkeley police are looking additional suspects and offering a reward to help find them.
Randall Oscar Alston, a 19-year-old Berkeley resident, was arrested in connection with the crime. The City of Berkeley is offering a $15,000 reward, and Bay Area Crime Stoppers is offering an additional $2,000 reward, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of all responsible suspects for Berkeley’s third homicide of 2012.
The shooting came as two men left Bob’s Liquors and were confronted by a crowd of men on the corner, one of whom had a gun and started shooting. The two men fled. One was not injured, but Whitmire was hit and fell down on Oregon Street. Paramedics transported him to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead. Police arrested Alston about an hour later.