Update: Police announce arrest in Friday’s gun battle, ask for help

Police stopped a vehicle at San Pablo and Ashby and found a man with a gunshot wound, as well as a gun in the car, according to BPD. Photo: Chris Bruce

Update, June 4, 1:45 p.m. BPD has just announced that the injured man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a loaded, concealed firearm. Police identified him as Darelle Kimball, 27, of Vallejo. Kimball is being held on $100,000 bail at Santa Rita Jail. His next court appearance is not listed. BPD is also asking anyone with surveillance footage in the area of the Friday’s gun battle to review it and call police if it may be relevant. The Berkeley Police Homicide Detail is at 510-981-5741.



Original story
, June 1, 7:13 p.m. A man was shot, but expected to survive, during a volley of gunfire in South Berkeley on Friday evening, authorities say.

Police were called to Sacramento and Oregon streets just after 6:30 p.m. for reports of gunfire, said Lt. Peter Hong of the Berkeley Police Department. One reader told Berkeleyside he heard 8-10 shots.

Minutes later, police spotted a vehicle — at San Pablo and Ashby avenues — that had been reported at the gunfire scene. Officers found a man inside who had been shot, Hong said. Police also found a gun in the vehicle, he said.

Occupants in two vehicles appear to have fired at each other at Sacramento and Oregon, according to preliminary indications, but police are still investigating.


The Berkeley Fire Department responded and took the injured man to an area hospital for medical treatment. He is expected to survive, said Hong.

Police remain on the scene, canvassing at Sacramento and Oregon streets.

Berkeleyside will update this story as more information becomes available.