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.
As of Nov. 22, the Berkeley Police Department had tallied 27 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.
UC Berkeley police are investigating ties between a homicide in People's Park, and two other homicides that happened within a short time frame on Friday.
It's Berkeley's first homicide since January 2017. The man's name has not been released.
Berkeley officials have increased the reward money police can pay for tips about unsolved murders for the first time since 1998.
Police released new photos and videos in their efforts to solve the homicides of two Berkeley High grads in Oakland in 2016. Detectives also still need tips in two Berkeley cases.
A 27-year-old man fatally shot earlier this year just over the Berkeley border in Oakland will be remembered Saturday at a rally and fundraiser.
Patrick Demarco Scott Jr.'s bedroom door has been closed since the morning he left home for work in early February.
Neighbors say they are in shock over the fatal shooting Saturday of a quiet South Berkeley man in his 20s who rarely went outside except for work or to take out the garbage.
One person was shot at the Berkeley-Oakland border Saturday morning, authorities report.
A UC Berkeley student recounted being attacked and stabbed by a friend, right after the killing of another woman in January, during an emotional hearing in a murder case Monday.