A 35-year old man who had moved to Berkeley just seven months ago was shot and killed Sunday morning while walking on Adeline Street with his fiancee.
Two men confronted the couple on Adeline near Emerson as they were coming home from a party around 3:41 am, according to Berkeley police. The men attempted to rob the pair, and in the course of the robbery shot the man and punched the woman.
The suspects fled west on Ashby street in a two-tone SUV, according to police.
The 35-year old male was taken to a trauma center where he was pronounced dead. The woman was not hurt seriously.
Police are not releasing the man’s name until his relatives can be notified.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the BPD Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 or the 24 hour BPD non emergency number of (510) 981-5900. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Bay Area Crime Stoppers (BACS) at (800)-222-TIPS (8477).
This is the fourth homicide in Berkeley this year and the third in south Berkeley. On June 3, Kenneth Jerome Tims Jr. was shot and killed along King Street, and, in July, Marcus Mosley was murdered while sitting in his car on Russell and Milvia. In May, two people sitting in a car on King and 63rd streets were shot and seriously injured.