Berkeley police and the Bay Area Crime Stoppers are offering a $17,000 award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Marcus Isiah Mosley Jr. when he was sitting in his car on Friday, July 17.

Mosley, 29, was killed around 5:11 pm as he sat in the driver’s seat of his car, which was parked on the corner of Russell and Milvia streets. The assailant or assailants fired multiple bullets into Mosley, according to a Berkeley Police Department press release. Fire officials tried to save Mosley, but he was declared dead at the scene.

While police do not have a motive for the murder, they do not believe it was random.

When word broke out about the shooting, Mosley’s mother, who lived a few blocks away, and other relatives rushed to the scene.

Mosley’s killing was the third homicide in Berkeley this year. None have yet been resolved.

Anyone with more information is urged to call the police homicide unit at 510-981-5741.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, published in November...