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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

3 men held to answer after fatal Berkeley shooting

Photo: Kamahl Middleton An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that three young men charged in the fatal shooting of a Pinole man in Berkeley in December must now stand trial. Judge Thomas Reardon said Monday afternoon, after a lengthy preliminary hearing that began in May, that the prosecution had presented enough evidence to demonstrate a […]

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Man tried to shield fiancée during fatal Berkeley shooting

Photo: Kamahl Middleton Moments before being struck by a fatal shotgun blast, a Pinole man killed in Berkeley in December used his body to try to shield his fiancée from the gunman, she testified in court Wednesday. Rebekah Cleberg of Pinole described the Dec. 29, 2014, shooting in West Berkeley as a medical marijuana exchange that quickly […]

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Police arrest 2 more after December homicide in Berkeley

Photo: Kamahl Middleton Authorities have arrested two more men tied to the fatal shooting in West Berkeley that killed Kamahl Middleton, a 36-year-old El Sobrante man, in December. Authorities tracked down one of the men — 18-year-old Khalil Leroy Phanor of San Leandro — in Washington state, and arrested him Thursday night. The Alameda County district attorney’s […]

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Berkeley police arrest 2 after December killing

Homicide victim Kamahl Middleton of El Sobrante Homicide victim Kamahl Middleton of El Sobrante Police have arrested a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy in connection with the double shooting in Berkeley in December of an El Sobrante paraplegic who died at the scene, and a woman with him who survived the attack. Police arrested Carl Young Jr. on […]

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Man dead, woman injured after 2 shot in West Berkeley

Image: Google Maps Update, Dec. 30, 9:40 a.m. Berkeley police sent out an alert around 9 a.m. Tuesday to say San Pablo Avenue is open in both directions at University Avenue. They added: “BPD appreciates your patience as we conducted our investigation.” ORIGINAL STORY: Two people were injured, and one of them has died, after a shooting Monday night in […]