Both of the people robbed at gunpoint were women in their 50s, police said.
Police say Alex Goodwin Jr., a 22-year-old musician from South Berkeley, was not his killer’s intended target.
There were some reports that the would-be robber also was shot and was seen limping away from the area.
There have been 32 shootings in Berkeley this year, leaving two people dead and 10 wounded. That’s in stark contrast to last year at this time.
The 16-year-old Berkeley High student pleaded guilty to a felony crime and his sentence includes time in a rehabilitation facility.
The incident began at about 2:15 p.m. when police tried to stop the man in connection with a murder case from another jurisdiction.
The CHP arrested Rahila Jarrett just after 2:30 a.m. Friday on suspicion of evasion and impersonating a police officer.
For the most part, police told Berkeleyside, the fleeing driver observed traffic laws and stayed within the speed limit.
A woman told police she was sitting in her car waiting for her daughter when a bullet came through her window.
More people have been wounded or killed by gunfire in Berkeley this year than in all of 2021.
A review by the city’s Police Accountability Board can’t proceed until the man’s criminal case has concluded. A lawsuit against the city remains on hold for the same reason.
A BHS student who amassed parts to build explosives and assault rifles got them legally, police say, and was not ready to carry out an attack.