An old friend of defendant Tony Walker said he confessed to a killing in June and had the same type of gun used in the crime just two days before the Seth Smith homicide.
It was at least the third instance of gunfire in a single week in Berkeley, which has seen an increase in gun violence in 2020.
“We don’t lose people like that in our family,” Henderson’s cousin told Berkeleyside. “It was just like somebody had stabbed me in my heart.”
The gunfire hit so close, police said, drywall from the ceiling fell onto the woman and girl in bed.
Police are investigating Thursday after a man walked into a Berkeley hospital with a gunshot wound, authorities report.
Citing an “alarming rise in shootings” this year, officials pledged Tuesday night to work to create a new Ceasefire program designed to “address gun violence” in Berkeley.
Police in southwest Berkeley responded to gunfire at Ashby Avenue and Dohr Street just before 1 p.m. Monday.
Some of the money will help create a fund for Sereinat’e Henderson’s 10-month-old son, organizers said.
The Berkeley Police Department announced a $50,000 reward Friday to help find the killer of Sereinat’e Henderson.
“She was a little thing but she had the biggest spirit,” Sereinat’e Henderson’s mother-in-law told Berkeleyside on Thursday night.
The woman was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, police said. She was taken off life support Thursday and has died.
A 19-year-old man police say fired multiple rounds from his vehicle then led police on a chase onto the freeway has been charged with four felonies.