The Berkeley Police Department is asking the community for help in identifying two suspects involved in a street robbery that resulted in the shooting of a pedestrian in the Elmwood last Sunday, around 6.20pm.

According to a police release, an unidentified suspect attempted to rob a 62-year-old male pedestrian on the 2700 block of Russell Street. During the incident the suspect shot the victim once, striking him in the lower torso.
The suspect ran from the scene and was possibly driven away in a late model silver crossover vehicle such as a Mercedes Benz or BMW. A BPD patrol officer was within three blocks of the incident and heard the shot and began to investigate. A witness flagged down the officer and pointed out the victim. Berkeley Fire Department personnel treated the victim for a non-threatening gunshot wound. It is believed the victim has now been released from hospital.

The suspects are described as an Asian male in his late teens to early 20s, 5.5″-5.10″, thin to medium build, round face, clean-shaven, short dark hair, a hooded jacket and baggy pants, armed with a pistol. And an unknown-race female with long dark hair who was driving the car.

If you have any information about this violent crime please call the BPD Homicide Detail at 510-981 5741 or the non-emergency number at 510-981 5900.


Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...