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- 08/27/2013 - MARK EPSTEIN / The Trauma of Everyday Life
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Tag Archives: Shootings in Berkeley
Berkeley police are holding 18-year old Randall Oscar Alston in connection with the Thursday shooting death outside of Bob’s Liquors of Devin Whitmire, 24.
Alston, a Berkeley resident, is being held without bail at the Berkeley jail on suspicion of murder, according to Lt. Ed Spiller.
Whitmire and a friend were leaving the corner store around 7:34 pm on Thursday when a group of young men confronted them, according to police. One of the people in the crowd had a gun, and when Whitmire and his friend saw it, they started to run west on Oregon Street. … Continue reading »
It was a normal-seeming morning on Sacramento Street on Friday, 14 hours after a man had been murdered on nearby Oregon Street.
Mothers pushed children strapped in their strollers. A man bought two cans of frosty Colt 45 beer and a quarter pint of cognac at Bob’s Liquors. Two young men rapped on the metal gate leading to Perfect Plant Patient’s Group, a medical cannabis collective.
Seal Lolis, the owner of Bootstrapper, a southern style restaurant on Sacramento, lit up the charcoal in the two barbecues right outside his bright red gate. Fridays are barbecue days at the Bootstrapper, and Lolis was getting ready to cook the ribs, links and chicken his regular customers look forward to.
Lolis had been just yards away from the 7:34 pm shooting on Thursday. He was working in his restaurant and heard the shots, but stayed inside. He has been operating a business on Sacramento Street for three years, but cannot remember another time there have been so many gun battles. … Continue reading »
A man who was shot in the area of Sacramento and Oregon streets near Bob’s Liquor store on Thursday night at around 7:30 pm was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital last night. Berkeley police have made one arrest, but no specific details of the arrestee are being released. The case is being investigated as a homicide. Berkeley Police officers were still on the scene of the incident at 4.20 am Friday morning, and are continuing to investigate.
After 7:34 pm, Berkeley Police received multiple calls of loud reports in the area of the 2800 block of Sacramento Street. Responding officers found a single gunshot victim lying in the roadway on Oregon Street west of Sacramento Street. The Berkeley Fire Department transported the victim to Highland Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Berkeley Police Lt. Kevin Schofield, who was the watch commander on duty at the time of the crime. … Continue reading »
At about 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Berkeley police responded to the area of Russell and Sacramento to investigate community calls of “loud reports”.
Officers learned that a group of male adults were standing on the sidewalk in front of an address in the 1500 block of Russell Street, according to the BPD. There was a verbal exchange between a male pedestrian and the group of men. A member of the group shot a pistol before fleeing the area.
Officers did a preliminary investigation and found shell casings in the area. Officer did not locate any blood or evidence of injury and no victims have come forward related to this incident. Detectives of the BPD Homicide Detail are conducting the follow-up investigation. BPD has not made any arrests. … Continue reading »
Two weeks after two multiple shootings rattled south-west Berkeley residents, more than a hundred neighbors gathered in the gym at Berkeley Youth Alternatives on Bonar Street on Monday evening, just a few yards away from the first shooting, to discuss possible causes, as well as preventive measures.
According to the police, none of the men shot on the nights of March 2 and March 4 were local. They simply liked to hang out on the 2200 block of Bonar and on the 2100 block of 7th Street. Both incidents, which do not appear to be connected, are still being investigated, according to Berkeley Police Lt. Dave Frankel who addressed the meeting. BPD does not believe they are gang-related and, Frankel added, not all the victims are “being cooperative”. … Continue reading »
Councilmember Darryl Moore is hosting a community meeting in the wake of two multiple shootings that took place in his Berkeley district this month, and members of one neighborhood are also organizing in an effort to improve safety locally.
On Friday March 2, three men were shot at around 6:21pm in the 2200 block of Bonar Street. The shootings came from a car that stopped near a group of at least five males standing outside, who may have been involved in a dice game. The three victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Two days later, at about 12:51 am on Sunday March 4, two suspects approached and shot at a group of about five men on 7th Street at Addison. BPD patrol officers responded and found the victims at Sixth and Bancroft Way as they were trying to leave the area. Three of the victims sustained gunshot wounds, none of which were deemed life threatening.
Both of the incidents are still under investigation by BPD. … Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Berkeley police are investigating a drive-by shooting that took place on Ashby Avenue on Jan. 2.
A man was driving eastbound on Ashby near Harper Street around 3:10 pm when a red car pulled alongside him. Someone in that car fired shots and then sped south towards Oakland, according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss of the Berkeley Police Department. The victim, who was not injured, drove east, away from the scene. Several bullets had been fired into his car.
Berkeley police … Continue reading »
Berkeley police are investigating reports of a shooting involving a car on Friday, July 8.
According to police, a number of men were standing in the parking lot of Stanford Liquors in the 3400 block of King Street in south Berkeley around 2:25 pm on July 8.
A black SUV drove by, and one of the men in the parking lot pulled out a gun and fired shots, hitting the car several times. The shooter and two other men fled … Continue reading »
Two men suffered gunshot wounds on Friday night after assailants fired into a crowd milling around an apartment building in the 1500 block of Fairview Street.
At 10 pm on June 3, Berkeley police received numerous 911 calls reporting the sounds of gunfire, according to a press release issued by the police. When officers responded, they found a 26-year old Oakland man who had been shot and a 24-year old Berkeley man who had suffered wounds to his face from an object, according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. Both men were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening wounds.
“The victims were confronted by a group of young male suspects and words were exchanged between them,” according to the press releases. “The incident escalated quickly when one of the suspects produced a gun and started shooting, striking one victim. The suspects fled on foot.”
Police said the shooting is not random.
BPD is urging anyone who may know anything to call BPD Homicide detail at 510-981-5900 or the Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. (8477).
The 17-year old who was being held by police in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting of a 14-year old Berkeley High freshman has been released from custody.
The 17-year old had been detained for almost a week at Juvenile Hall in San Leandro after Berkeley police arrested him in connection with the shooting of Larry Malik Grayson. He has since been released, according to Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Matt Golde.
Berkeley police issued a press release … Continue reading »