Described by her family as “shy and goofy,” Alonna Gallon, 24, of Richmond, was killed by her son’s father, Lamar Walker, authorities say.
“While we have no evidence of any threats made to students or staff, nor of either gun being brandished on campus, these are deeply concerning incidents,” BUSD spokesperson Trish McDermott said in an email.
A complaint against Jonah Jeremiah Roper named the woman he killed as Maura Claire Ghizzoni, who was identified in records of his previous criminal cases as his mother.
Jonah Jeremiah Roper, 36, was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, child abuse, elder abuse, auto theft and burglary, according to jail records.
Officers chased the suspect to 9th and Gilman streets and made an arrest. The suspect was taken to city jail.
Little information was available a day after the shooting at the car dealership but the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the initial shooting was “an act of domestic violence.”
Berkeley police spokesperson Officer Jessica Perry said several officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect at the car dealership. The victim was a woman who worked there, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect, an apartment tenant, told police he believed the worker he’d shot was a burglar, but the two men had met five days earlier during a different repair job, police said.
Police investigated a shooting in South Berkeley a day after another incident in the Southside.
The tenant made a maintenance request that would have allowed the worker to enter his apartment if nobody was home, police said.
Fire detection is leaps and bounds ahead of where it was. Some of the strategies of the last century, like fuel breaks, remain the same, however. But safety advocates warn the risk may be even higher.
The East Bay had already lost businesses to poor water systems by 1923. When the fire struck, residents turned on their hoses to find no water coming out. Afterward some businesses offered relief as others sought to cash in.