Police say Alex Goodwin Jr., a 22-year-old musician from South Berkeley, was not his killer’s intended target.
Alex Goodwin Jr.
Berkeley police can now pay up to $50,000 for tips in unsolved cases
Berkeley officials have increased the reward money police can pay for tips about unsolved murders for the first time since 1998.
‘Art Not Guns’ memorial skate jam comes to West Berkeley on Saturday
Police released new photos and videos in their efforts to solve the homicides of two Berkeley High grads in Oakland in 2016. Detectives also still need tips in two Berkeley cases.
At San Pablo Park community meeting, ideas for reducing gun violence
After a Saturday afternoon shooting in crowded San Pablo Park, hundreds of residents attended a community meeting with the mayor and other officials to talk prevention.
Family creates backpack giveaway to honor slain Berkeley musician
The family of Alex Goodwin Jr., fatally shot one year ago outside his home, has created an organization to honor him, and aims to hold its first backpack giveaway this weekend.
Violence up, property crime down in 2016
Violent crime rose 18% in Berkeley in 2016, while serious property crime fell 9%, according to an annual report set to be presented to the Berkeley City Council next week.
Meeting after shootings draws hundreds
An estimated 200 neighbors came out in force Sunday to San Pablo Park’s auditorium to share their worries and ideas following a spate of recent incidents involving gunfire.
Family demands justice for slain rapper
Relatives and friends of a slain young rap musician killed outside his home in August repeatedly asked police Sunday to help them get justice for Alex Goodwin Jr.
Update: ‘Family march’ set for Thursday is canceled
Family March for Safe Streets route. Image: FMSS Update, Sept. 29, 9:45 a.m. The family march has been canceled due to a conflict with another event and some community pushback about the focus of the march. (The organizer has asked the community to attend the other event instead.) See the organizer’s statement about the cancelation in the comments […]
Berkeley police step up patrols after recent shootings
Police are on the scene of a shooting in South Berkeley. Photo: Citizen reporter Update, 1:40 p.m. Police have identified the young man shot and killed Thursday night as 19-year-old Gregory Ignacio Jr. of Berkeley. Those who knew him have said he went by the name “Greg.” He was shot around 7:30 p.m. while standing with a group […]
Berkeley music collective honors slain rapper ‘AyeGee’
Neighborhood Heavy artists, from left to right, Alex Goodwin Jr., Rayuan “Ray Ski” Lee and John Winslow. Photo: Neighborhood Heavy [Editor’s Note: Berkeleyside freelancer Delency Parham knew Alex Goodwin Jr. This story includes some of Parham’s own reflections, as a young Black man himself, on the loss.] Berkeley-based music collective Neighborhood Heavy honored slain group member Alex […]
Crime log: Police raid and drug bust, Northside prowler, library vandals sought, mail thieves spotted, RIP ‘AyeGee’
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.