“Some people just thought it was kind of a joke and were not taking it seriously,” one patron said. “Some people started getting really scared and started calling family.”
The business is not renewing its lease and has no plans to relocate.
Bryant survived and has announced plans to sue the city.
Police said David Godwin had a knife and a “large wad of cash in his hands” when he was arrested.
Via del Corso, led by the owner, chef and general manager of Walnut Creek’s Prima, will pay homage to the Berkeley trattoria while finding a path of its own.
Officer Cheri Miller committed no crime but she did violate city policy, according to the police investigation, and ultimately lost her job.
The man who was shot is expected to recover and has been charged with multiple violent felonies, police said. Viewer discretion is advised.
The officer, Madison Albrandt, was hired by the city of Berkeley in November 2019, attended the police academy and was sworn in on May 19, 2020.
Vincent Bryant has been charged with robbery, assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest, as well as parole violation. All of the charges are listed as felonies.
Berkeley police officers shot a chain-wielding robbery suspect with a bullet and less-lethal projectiles Saturday night, sending the man to Highland Hospital with serious injuries.
Sixty-year-old Edwin Herold was convicted in 2010 of robbing the same Berkeley Mechanics Bank branch that was robbed in October, according to court records.
After burning for three days, the fire at 2067 University Ave. is now extinguished and only a small number of Berkeley firefighters remain on scene.