Police say Alex Goodwin Jr., a 22-year-old musician from South Berkeley, was not his killer’s intended target.
Authorities say Patrick Scott Jr. was an innocent victim and that his “murder was a senseless act of violence.”
Following the resolution of the case, police released surveillance footage — for the first time — from the most “brazen” of the Berkeley shootings.
Patrick Demarco Scott Jr. was waiting for the bus near his Berkeley home when someone shot him repeatedly, killing him. He was on his way to see his grandmother.
An 18-year-old under investigation for gang-related shootings in Berkeley and on the freeway was arrested carrying an assault pistol, according to court papers.
A Vallejo felon was charged this week in connection with a drive-by shooting at a crowded Berkeley park in August after he allegedly shot back when a rival gang member opened fire, according to court papers.
Violent crime was down in Berkeley in 2018 for the first time in recent years, Berkeley police reported Tuesday night, and property crime was down, too.
The city of Berkeley has installed 17 surveillance cameras in San Pablo Park in response to security concerns following shootings and other activity at the park in the recent past.
Berkeley officials have increased the reward money police can pay for tips about unsolved murders for the first time since 1998.
Cellphone records, a Chevy Impala and ammunition helped police link an Oakland felon to two gang-related shootings at Berkeley’s San Pablo Park, according to court papers obtained by Berkeleyside this week.
Did a South Berkeley landlord try to kill his tenant last summer, or did a “distasteful” joke go terribly wrong?
Phone records, photos and a Honda helped police zero in on a third suspect from gang-related shootings in April, court papers show. He’s also been linked to two other gang shootings, including one on I-580, police say.