Four people have been killed and at least 10 have been wounded in shootings in Berkeley in 2020. Last year, one person was killed and three people were wounded.
Berkeleyside’s ongoing homicide coverage appears below. It is organized primarily by the name of the deceased. A yellow background indicates that the killing remains unsolved.
Patrick Demarco Scott Jr. was waiting for the bus near his Berkeley home when someone shot him repeatedly, killing him. He was on his way to see his grandmother.
An old friend of defendant Tony Walker said he confessed to a killing in June and had the same type of gun used in the crime just two days before the Seth Smith homicide.
“We don’t lose people like that in our family,” Henderson’s cousin told Berkeleyside. “It was just like somebody had stabbed me in my heart.”
Citing an “alarming rise in shootings” this year, officials pledged Tuesday night to work to create a new Ceasefire program designed to “address gun violence” in Berkeley.
Some of the money will help create a fund for Sereinat’e Henderson’s 10-month-old son, organizers said.
The Berkeley Police Department announced a $50,000 reward Friday to help find the killer of Sereinat’e Henderson.
“She was a little thing but she had the biggest spirit,” Sereinat’e Henderson’s mother-in-law told Berkeleyside on Thursday night.
The murder suspect had just been released from jail three days before the fatal shooting, according to court papers.
Police have announced the arrest of a 26-year-old Berkeley man in connection with a fatal shooting Saturday at a Berkeley Hills home.
Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a Berkeley Hills home Saturday.
The Alameda County district attorney’s office filed felony charges Monday against 60-year-old Berkeley resident Tony Walker in the June killing of 19-year-old Cal student Seth Smith.
Berkeley police detectives have arrested a local man in connection with the fatal shooting of a Cal student who was walking on Dwight Way in West Berkeley in June.
Friends called Seth “everyone’s brother.” He was revered by teachers as a student who took “AP everything.” A $50,000 reward has been offered to help solve the case. A new scholarship fund has also been created.
The city of Berkeley has announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the murder of 19-year-old Cal student Seth Smith on Monday night.
Last week’s fatal shooting in Berkeley began as a road rage incident on University Avenue, according to court papers released Friday shortly after charges were filed in the case in Alameda County Superior Court.
Authorities have arrested the man they believe fatally shot a stranger on Chestnut Street in Berkeley on Friday afternoon.
The man who was killed while driving in Berkeley on Friday had his younger sister in the car when he was attacked, according to community reports. There was no indication Saturday that the assailant knew the victim.
A person was killed in a shooting just north of University Avenue in Berkeley on Friday afternoon, 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.
“Alexander McGee knows that he is wanted and has been known to flee or fight police,” said BPD. Authorities asked anyone who sees him to call 911 immediately.
The woman who was killed Monday when a driver fleeing from police ran over her had been lying on the sidewalk for many hours the day before, prompting welfare checks from police and attempts to help her from others.
The driver who fled was in a charcoal gray four-door sedan with a second occupant at the time of the crash, police said.
A devastating murder case concluded Friday in Alameda County Superior Court with a judge finding Pablo Gomez Jr. not guilty by reason of insanity and confining the convicted killer to a state mental hospital for decades.
A UC Berkeley student recounted being attacked and stabbed by a friend, right after the killing of another woman in January, during an emotional hearing in a murder case Monday.
Pablo Gomez Jr., 22, was arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court on Tuesday on four felony counts involving three female victims.
An artist and a singer, an adventurer and an educator, Emilie Inman was unapologetically herself, a young woman who helped others love themselves better, and was known for her deep belief in unconditional love.
Pablo Gomez Jr. is set to appear in court Tuesday, Jan. 17, for an arraignment hearing.
The Berkeley Police Department had tallied 28 confirmed incidents of gunfire in the city in 2019. UCPD had one shooting, at People’s Park, which was fatal.
Police believe that Calvin Kelley was the third person killed in one day by the suspect, Stefon Jefferson.
UC Berkeley police are investigating ties between a homicide in People’s Park, and two other homicides that happened within a short time frame on Friday.
It’s Berkeley’s first homicide since January 2017. The man’s name has not been released.
Berkeley officials have increased the reward money police can pay for tips about unsolved murders for the first time since 1998.
Police released new photos and videos in their efforts to solve the homicides of two Berkeley High grads in Oakland in 2016. Detectives also still need tips in two Berkeley cases.
The family of Alex Goodwin Jr., fatally shot one year ago outside his home, has created an organization to honor him, and aims to hold its first backpack giveaway this weekend.
Relatives and friends of a slain young rap musician killed outside his home in August repeatedly asked police Sunday to help them get justice for Alex Goodwin Jr.
A 27-year-old man fatally shot earlier this year just over the Berkeley border in Oakland will be remembered Saturday at a rally and fundraiser.
Patrick Demarco Scott Jr.’s bedroom door has been closed since the morning he left home for work in early February.
Neighbors say they are in shock over the fatal shooting Saturday of a quiet South Berkeley man in his 20s who rarely went outside except for work or to take out the garbage.
One person was shot at the Berkeley-Oakland border Saturday morning, authorities report.
Berkeley police detectives arrested 27-year-old Will Watson in Lake County, BPD said, and found him with two handguns, a silencer and multiple extended magazines for holding extra ammunition.
A falling out between childhood friends prompted a fatal shooting in 2016 — although the alleged killer had minimal connection to the dispute.
“He was just all about making sure everyone is happy. He’d always want to hug and kiss me, and say, ‘You’re gonna miss my hugs.’ And I do, I really do.”
The family of Terrence McCrary Jr. held the second annual skate jam in his memory Saturday. The Berkeley High grad was fatally shot last year in Oakland.
“Somebody saw something. Somebody knows something,” said Stacey Flowers. “All we ask is that you just come forward so we can have justice for these boys.”
The 35-year-old Chilean was gunned down by two men who tried to rob him. There’s a $50,000 reward for information that leads to his killers.
Amber Nelson has planted a garden, created a street mosaic, traveled throughout Brazil, married and had a child in the seven years since her fiancée was murdered in Berkeley.
One year after Fito Celedón’s brutal murder in Berkeley, his family hopes for new information that could lead to an arrest.
A young man from Richmond found guilty of fatally stabbing a 72-year-old woman in South Berkeley after a wedding in 2014 was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison Friday.
The 21-year-old Richmond man charged in the fatal stabbing and carjacking of a 72-year-old woman in 2014 has taken a plea and is scheduled to be sentenced this week.
A 20-year-old man accused of murder with special circumstances was ordered Wednesday morning by an Alameda County Superior Court judge to face nearly all of the charges filed against him as the case moves ahead to trial.
Judge Rhonda Burgess dismissed one count and one special circumstance related to rape allegations, and said the prosecution had not presented sufficient evidence to support those charges.