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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Defendant in 2015 Berkeley murder case headed to trial

After hearing sometimes chilling testimony from three witnesses at a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Alameda County Superior Court, Judge Trina Thompson ordered Anthony Durant to stand trial in the October 2015 killing of Christian Sheppard, Berkeley’s only recorded homicide last year. Sheppard, 24, the father of two young daughters, was fatally shot on the night of Oct. 6 behind the apartment complex at […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Obituaries

Remembering Christian Sheppard

Christian and his youngest daughter Haylee, who is 5 months old. Photo: Niya Richardson More than 100 friends and family members attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for a Berkeley father of two who was killed Tuesday evening in South Berkeley. Christian Sheppard, 24, was fatally shot in the 1600 block of Russell Street. He will be deeply missed by his community. […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police make arrest in fatal shooting of 24-year-old

Berkeley police have announced the arrest of 24-year-old Anthony Durant following a fatal shooting Tuesday night in South Berkeley. Police identified the man who was killed as 24-year-old Christian Sheppard of Stockton. Friends, however, said he grew up on Stanton Street in South Berkeley and was a lifelong resident of the neighborhood. The shooting occurred in the 1600 block […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Shooting on Russell in Berkeley sends 1 to hospital

Update, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. Police arrested Anthony Durant, 24, in the case, and identified the victim as 24-year-old Christian Sheppard. See the update. Update, Oct. 7, 1:30 a.m. Russell and Julia streets are now open. Police are no longer asking residents to stay inside. According to police, “Some officers remain in the 1600 block of Russell […]