It is Berkeley’s second fatal shooting of the year. Last year, there were no homicides in Berkeley.
Berkeley native Tobias Eagle was just 30 years old when he was fatally shot in his backyard on Blake Street. Detectives are still trying to solve the case.
The killing marks Berkeley’s first homicide in more than a year.
Arriving officers found a man lying in the street and performed life-saving measures until the Berkeley Fire Department arrived.
Authorities say Patrick Scott Jr. was an innocent victim and that his “murder was a senseless act of violence.”
Charles Jones has been charged with the murder of Sereinat’e Henderson and the attempted murder of several relatives with her during the shooting.
“It doesn’t really feel like a relief yet, but it does feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders,” the victim’s mother told Berkeleyside.
A court hearing this week was the latest reminder for Diante Craig’s family of a loss that continues to feel senseless.
Hosea Askew does not dispute that he shot Diante Craig, 29, last year, but his account has shifted. Askew’s attorney says it was self-defense.
The Border Patrol arrested Kevin Alvarado in late July and sent him back to Alameda County to face murder charges.
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.