The BB gun had a “steel slide and polymer frame” and “all the visible markings of a real handgun,” police said.
Monday night’s shooting was the second confirmed incident of gunfire in Berkeley this year.
The fire, in the 3000 block of Bateman (near Prince Street), appears to have started in the kitchen. There were no reported injuries.
The Police Accountability Board has indicated plans to launch its own independent investigation.
Police seized several more ghost guns in recent weeks, along with 10 ounces of cocaine and nearly $7,000 cash discovered after a shoplifting call at REI.
Chi Phi and Theta Delta Chi have lost their official status until 2026 and Sigma Alpha Epsilon has lost its status until 2029.
“Sometimes it takes something huge to spark a hard or necessary change,” city staff said.
“If they don’t revise their practice of texting drivers while driving with unmounted cellphones,” said Mark Webb, “there will be more accidents.”
“It doesn’t really feel like a relief yet, but it does feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders,” the victim’s mother told Berkeleyside.
A driver struck 90-year-old Jacque Ensign as she walked on Marin Avenue near her North Berkeley home earlier this month.
Witnesses provided information that led to the identification of the suspect, BPD said Friday.
Jodonnell Powell Jr. was also charged with sexual battery in 2019 but the case was dropped when the victims could not be found, court records show.
The camera proposal was just one part of a $5 million funding package designed to address traffic safety, social services and more.
The crashes took place Thursday and Friday just one block apart.
“It’s just unreal what that one block has had to go through,” said South Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett.
Police say the man — a sex offender convicted of child molestation — approached three teenage girls in Berkeley beginning in August.