The homicide on Feb. 28 happened in the 1100 block of Addison Street, which runs between San Pablo Avenue and Curtis Street. Image: Google Maps
The Feb. 28 homicide happened in the 1100 block of Addison Street, which runs between San Pablo Avenue and Curtis Street. (The marker location indicates an approximate location only.) Image: Google Maps

Berkeley Police officers are investigating what they say was the homicide of a man in his 50s in the 1100 block of Addison Street, near San Pablo Avenue, in West Berkeley.

On Friday, Feb. 28, at 11:46 a.m. police received a call for a welfare check at an apartment building in the 1100 block of Addison, authorities said in a statement released Saturday at 9:49 a.m. The 1100 block of Addison runs for two blocks, between San Pablo Avenue and Curtis Street.

Officers arrived at the home and found a man in his 50s who was dead.

The subsequent investigation determined his death to be a homicide.

Read full Berkeleyside coverage of the case.

The homicide is under investigation and the Berkeley Police Department is not releasing any further information at this point.

The case is the first homicide in Berkeley this year.

Update, 2:30 p.m. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said via email that police cannot release the man’s name or cause of death, any information about who called in the welfare check or how the case was determined to be a homicide.

No information was available about when police will release the man’s name.

“Once more information is available I will release it,” she said. “Any further release so early in the investigation could jeopardize the case.”

Berkeley Police ask anyone with information on this case to call the Homicide Detail at 510-981-5741, or the non-emergency line at 510-981-5900. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can use the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Berkeleyside will update this story as it develops.

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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...