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Shooting Suspect Arrested after Lengthy Search
6/16/2009 • BY MARY KUSMISS / BPD • 1 Comment

On Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at approximately 3:15 p.m., a City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) officer was on his beat, on patrol in West Berkeley. The officer heard gunfire, then spotted a white Infiniti sedan in the area of 8th Street and Bancroft Way. The officer then saw the driver of the Infiniti shooting out of the window of the car. The car immediately sped from the area. The officer began pursuing the suspect vehicle out of West Berkeley, through Central Berkeley, ultimately turning south onto Shattuck Avenue, toward Ashby Avenue.

The suspect's vehicle was slowed by heavy traffic on southbound Shattuck Avenue as it approached Ashby Avenue. The suspect collided with a parked, unoccupied car in the 2900 block of Shattuck Avenue. The suspect leapt out of the car, ran southbound on Shattuck, then east on Ashby Avenue before ducking into the block. BPD quickly created a two block square perimeter consisting of Shattuck/Ashby/Russell/Fulton.


Members of the Barricaded Subject Hostage Negotiation Team (BSHNT) who were training locally were assembled to thoroughly search the block.
A City of Oakland Police Department (OPD) Canine Unit supported BPD throughout the search.

At 6:02 p.m., BSHNT members located a suspect hiding in a dumpster in the rear yard of an apartment building in the 2100 block of Ashby Avenue. Involved officers and witnesses positively identified the 18 year old Oakland man as the suspect that had been pursued.

Officers found a parked car at 8th Street and Bancroft Way that had been hit several times by gunfire. Officers did not find any community members who had been victim(s) of the shooting, and thus far, none have come forward.


BPD is asking for the community's help with this investigation. Anyone who may have any information regarding this crime is urged to call the BPD Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 (office) or (510) 981-5900 (non-emergency dispatch line). If callers wish to remain anonymous they are asked to call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line (BACS) at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). BACS calls are completely confidential.
BPD/We will share additional details as they develop.
Thank You.
Mary S-6
Sgt. MC Kusmiss
BPD Community Services Bureau Supervisor
Tues-Fri  9am-7pm

Atanu says:
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 12:46 PM
The snmteaett about there not being any one type, or style of aictrhecture is dead-on. As you cruise through campus, it's all so beautiful in it's own way, and then you come across Boalt Hall. What in the world?
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