A 58-year-old Berkeley man was charged with vehicular hit-and-run causing injury, driving without a license and parole violation.
The man’s death first appeared to have been due to a medical emergency. On Wednesday, police asked for help to find the driver who hit him.
The vehicle was a “lowered, dark-color, mid 90’s sedan, with tinted windows (possibly a Nissan Altima),” police said.
Chuck Feezel had struggled since childhood with a constellation of physical and mental challenges that required serious psychiatric treatment.
Charles Franklin Feezel was taken to Highland Hospital with critical injuries and died 12 days later.
The driver left the area in what police described as a “lowered, dark-color, mid 90’s sedan, with tinted windows (possibly a Nissan Altima).”
Police arrested a parolee after a car crash in University Village and found a gun Tuesday night. Detectives are also investigating a stabbing.
“It was a pretty hectic scene,” police said.
Police said his actions are not tied to “any act of targeted violence.”
Officers in Berkeley were unable to find a man who fled from a hit-and-run car crash Wednesday morning, authorities report.
Court papers identify the woman who was killed as Bernadette Youngbear. The 58-year-old, who was run down on the sidewalk, is BPD’s first homicide in more than two years. Authorities are trying to find her family.
The man Berkeley police identified as the driver in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a homeless woman on the sidewalk earlier this month is now in custody, authorities report.