Police: Armed man arrested after gunfire in Berkeley

Update, Sept. 6, 7:20 p.m. The man who was arrested Thursday has been identified in jail logs as 37-year-old Andrew Jackson. He was arrested on suspicion of willful discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, possession of a firearm by a felon and two other gun-related felony violations. Jackson is being held on $130,000 bail at Berkeley Jail and is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.

Original story, Sept. 5, 9:43 p.m. Berkeley police arrested a man with a firearm Thursday night after officers heard a gunshot in South Berkeley, authorities report.

Police initially responded to Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Blake Street at 9 p.m. for a report of a man with a gun.

Lt. Katherine Smith told Berkeleyside officers then “heard a gunshot as they were responding to the area.”


Police detained the man, who had a firearm, when they arrived, Smith said. His name was not immediately available.

The man was arrested and the incident remains under investigation.

BPD has had about 20 confirmed gunfire calls in 2019.

Stay tuned for updates.