The BB gun had a “steel slide and polymer frame” and “all the visible markings of a real handgun,” police said.
Monday night’s shooting was the second confirmed incident of gunfire in Berkeley this year.
The Police Accountability Board has indicated plans to launch its own independent investigation.
Police seized several more ghost guns in recent weeks, along with 10 ounces of cocaine and nearly $7,000 cash discovered after a shoplifting call at REI.
A 58-year-old Berkeley man was charged with vehicular hit-and-run causing injury, driving without a license and parole violation.
“It doesn’t really feel like a relief yet, but it does feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders,” the victim’s mother told Berkeleyside.
Witnesses provided information that led to the identification of the suspect, BPD said Friday.
Jodonnell Powell Jr. was also charged with sexual battery in 2019 but the case was dropped when the victims could not be found, court records show.
The camera proposal was just one part of a $5 million funding package designed to address traffic safety, social services and more.
“It’s just unreal what that one block has had to go through,” said South Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett.
Police say the man — a sex offender convicted of child molestation — approached three teenage girls in Berkeley beginning in August.
The man claimed to have a knife and said he wanted a hug. Police say he did something similar in September to a girl on Gilman Street.