Last week’s fatal shooting in Berkeley began as a road rage incident on University Avenue, according to court papers released Friday shortly after charges were filed in the case in Alameda County Superior Court.
Authorities have arrested the man they believe fatally shot a stranger on Chestnut Street in Berkeley on Friday afternoon.
The man who was killed while driving in Berkeley on Friday had his younger sister in the car when he was attacked, according to community reports. There was no indication Saturday that the assailant knew the victim.
A person was killed in a shooting just north of University Avenue in Berkeley on Friday afternoon, authorities report.
Court papers identify the woman who was killed as Bernadette Youngbear. The 58-year-old, who was run down on the sidewalk, is BPD’s first homicide in more than two years. Authorities are trying to find her family.
The man Berkeley police identified as the driver in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a homeless woman on the sidewalk earlier this month is now in custody, authorities report.
“Alexander McGee knows that he is wanted and has been known to flee or fight police,” said BPD. Authorities asked anyone who sees him to call 911 immediately.
The woman who was killed Monday when a driver fleeing from police ran over her had been lying on the sidewalk for many hours the day before, prompting welfare checks from police and attempts to help her from others.
The driver who fled was in a charcoal gray four-door sedan with a second occupant at the time of the crash, police said.
A devastating murder case concluded Friday in Alameda County Superior Court with a judge finding Pablo Gomez Jr. not guilty by reason of insanity and confining the convicted killer to a state mental hospital for decades.
The Berkeley Police Department had tallied 28 confirmed incidents of gunfire in the city in 2019. UCPD had one shooting, at People’s Park, which was fatal.
Police believe that Calvin Kelley was the third person killed in one day by the suspect, Stefon Jefferson.