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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Judge says alleged Ashkenaz shooter must stand trial

After nearly two days of witness testimony, the man arrested earlier this year in the shooting that sent two Ashkenaz employees to the hospital with serious injuries was ordered to face the nine felony charges brought against him by the Alameda County district attorney’s office. The preliminary hearing for Christopher James Washington of Rodeo took […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police release name of Ashkenaz shooting suspect

The Berkeley Police Department has released the name of one of the alleged shooters from Saturday morning’s robbery at the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, which sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries from the shooting. On Tuesday evening, police publicly identified the man, who was arrested Saturday, as Christopher James Washington, […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

Two Ashkenaz employees shot during robbery

Two employees of Ashkenaz were shot and seriously injured early Saturday morning during an armed robbery of the popular dance center at 1317 San Pablo Ave., currently celebrating its 40th anniversary. Two people with guns walked into the crowded dance hall around 12:05 a.m. and demanded cash, according to a press release by the Berkeley Police Department. […]