The Berkeley police are looking for help to solve the only remaining unsolved homicide for 2009.

The murder took place around 11:30 pm on May 4 in south-west Berkeley. Shots were fired on the 1300 block of 67th Street and the victim, Maurice Robertson, 18, of Berkeley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are looking to speak with someone they consider “a person of interest” who was seen by witnesses near the crime scene prior to the shooting.  That person is described as:

Black male, 16-19 years old
5’08” to 5’10” in height,
Wearing an orange Northface-style windbreaker

On May 21, 2009 the City of Berkeley offered a $15,000 reward and Bay Area Crime Stoppers offered an additional $2,000 reward, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for Robertson’s murder.

Anyone with information can contact 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 at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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...