The man’s death first appeared to have been due to a medical emergency. On Wednesday, police asked for help to find the driver who hit him.
Ernestine Bankston, 85, was identified as the victim in the early morning fire, the coroner’s office reported.
The mother and child took refuge in Whole Foods after the man grabbed the child, BPD said, and “made a threat to bash the child’s head in.”
The vehicle was a “lowered, dark-color, mid 90’s sedan, with tinted windows (possibly a Nissan Altima),” police said.
The family’s attorney has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against DoorDash and the driver. The attorney also plans to sue the city, alleging inadequate lighting and signage.
A fundraiser has been launched to help with Latitia Austin Ahmad’s funeral costs.
The family said they do not understand many of the decisions made by police and are concerned race may have played a role in their approach.
A mother and her daughter were walking in Berkeley when a motorist struck them around 10 p.m. Monday. The daughter survived.
Chuck Feezel had struggled since childhood with a constellation of physical and mental challenges that required serious psychiatric treatment.
Charles Franklin Feezel was taken to Highland Hospital with critical injuries and died 12 days later.
The driver left the area in what police described as a “lowered, dark-color, mid 90’s sedan, with tinted windows (possibly a Nissan Altima).”
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