Man arrested in Berkeley on suspicion of homicide

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a man on Parker Street in Berkeley on Monday afternoon. Photo: Citizen reporter
The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a man on Parker Street in Berkeley on Monday afternoon. Photo: Citizen reporter

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a man in South Berkeley on Monday afternoon on suspicion of homicide, authorities reported.

Limited information was available about the arrest due to the ongoing investigation.

Errol Watson, a spokesman and deputy U.S. marshal for the Northern District of California, confirmed that officers arrested a man on Parker Street on Monday on a warrant for homicide.

He said he could not release the man’s name pending further review by the Alameda County district attorney’s office.

Watson said he may be able to release additional details after the district attorney’s review takes place. 

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a man on Parker Street in Berkeley on Monday afternoon. Photo: Citizen reporter
The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a man on Parker Street in Berkeley on Monday afternoon. Photo: Citizen reporter

A local resident who shared the photographs that appear with this story, and asked to remain anonymous, said she saw what appeared to be about 20 officers in the 1300 block of Parker Street — between Mabel and Acton streets — around 1:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10.

She described them as apparently undercover, and said most did not appear to be wearing uniforms. There were also what looked to be unmarked law enforcement vehicles on the street, including a large white van.

Some of the officers had their guns drawn as they approached a home on Parker, she said, and they eventually “led a guy away in handcuffs.”

There have been no reported homicides within the Berkeley Police Department’s jurisdiction in 2015.

Berkeleyside will attempt to learn more about the case for a future update.

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Emilie Raguso is Berkeleyside’s senior editor of news. Email: emilie@berkeleyside.org. Twitter: emraguso. Phone: 510-459-8325.