Tony Walker described himself as a “washed-up nobody” who probably deserved to die in prison.
Until now, the motive for the fatal shooting has been shrouded in mystery. That is set to change Monday as part of a recent plea deal.
One neighbor told Berkeleyside they were trying to nap when they “heard a series of gunshots and a crash followed by someone screaming.”
They have been charged with a carjacking in Daly City and are tied to carjackings in San Francisco, Oakland and Livermore, authorities say.
“I feel like I’ve served with the seriousness and integrity that the voters deserve,” Droste told Berkeleyside in an exclusive interview. “My family needs me now.”
Thursday’s vote was a budget referral: The package will come back in June so officials can decide what will actually be funded in the coming years.
According to detectives, the killer’s grandmother watched him stage the crime scene and waited to call police so he could make his escape.
A young woman in her 20s was also wounded in Tuesday night’s shooting, but she is expected to survive.
It is Berkeley’s second fatal shooting of the year. Last year, there were no homicides in Berkeley.
Berkeley police have now responded to at least 15 confirmed gunfire reports in 2022.
Witnesses described smoke billowing from the building and people hanging out of windows on the second floor.
The street has grown increasingly clogged with motorists double-parking on both sides of the one-way street just east of Telegraph Avenue.
The district attorney’s office has charged Lamar Bursey with two felony counts of making criminal threats against staff members.
“When we work together as a whole community we can make real progress,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín said Thursday.
The robber shot through the driver’s windshield and took his necklace when he resisted, according to police.
Carjacking is rare in Berkeley and the targeting of BHS students, coaches and their bikes made the incident particularly shocking.