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.
Police say they seized “parts to explosives and assault rifles, several knives” and other concerning materials at the boy’s Berkeley home.
Police have detained one person in connection with the incident, but others remain at large, BPD said.
Tony Walker described himself as a “washed-up nobody” who probably deserved to die in prison.
Until now, the motive for the fatal shooting has been shrouded in mystery. That is set to change Monday as part of a recent plea deal.
According to detectives, the killer’s grandmother watched him stage the crime scene and waited to call police so he could make his escape.
A young woman in her 20s was also wounded in Tuesday night’s shooting, but she is expected to survive.
It is Berkeley’s second fatal shooting of the year. Last year, there were no homicides in Berkeley.
Berkeley police have now responded to at least 15 confirmed gunfire reports in 2022.
The trail went cold for nearly a decade until police got the man’s fingerprints due to a minor traffic violation in 2016.