Randall Oscar Alston, one of two men arrested in connection with the murder of 24-year-old Devin Lee Whitmire in Berkeley in late March is a free man after charges against him were dismissed.
Update, 4:40 p.m.: Calvester Houston Stewart, 19, has been charged with the attempted murder of five police officers, the Berkeley Police Department said in a statement released at 4:28 p.m. today. Stewart has also been charged with the March 29 murder of Devin Lee Whitmire, 24 (see below). He was wounded by Berkeley police during a shootout on Delaware Street on April 13 when he shot at officers.
Berkeley police have identified the man who was shot by an officer on April 13 as Calvester Stewart, a 20-year-old Berkeley resident.
Berkeley police shot and wounded a man Friday night who opened fire on them from an apartment near Eighth and Delaware streets.
It has emerged that the brother of 24-year old Devin Lee Whitmire of Berkeley, who was murdered in south Berkeley on March 29, was with the victim on the night of the killing and he fought with the suspect in the case, 19-year-old Randall Oscar Alston, also of Berkeley, after the slaying and immediately preceding Alston’s arrest.
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.
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.
It was a normal-seeming morning on Sacramento Street on Friday, 14 hours after a man had been murdered on nearby Oregon Street.
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.
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.