The documented gang member charged with shooting a rival gang associate in the leg on Halloween went by the street name “Savage,” according to court papers.
Police identified Jose Paz-Leja as a convicted felon and “documented West Side Berkeley” gang member who has other gunfire arrests in the neighborhood.
A gang member arrested last week in South Berkeley after he brandished a gun at a woman, according to police, is set to enter a plea in court Wednesday.
Jose Paz-Leja, 26, of Berkeley, a known member of the West Side Berkeley Norteño gang, was charged Tuesday with three felonies and an enhancement, says BPD.
In this week’s crime blotter: fundraiser information and a May 2016 video interview with the young man who was slain last week in South Berkeley, a new photo released by OPD they hope will help solve the killing of a Berkeley musician in 2015, and much more.