As of May 17, two people had been killed and six had been wounded in shootings in Berkeley this year. There have been 20 confirmed shootings.
One neighbor told Berkeleyside they were trying to nap when they “heard a series of gunshots and a crash followed by someone screaming.”
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 robber shot through the driver’s windshield and took his necklace when he resisted, according to police.
The initial call came in at 1:44 p.m. and police said they didn’t receive any reports of injuries.
Two residents of a home on 62nd Street in South Berkeley suffered injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.
Police responded to reports of a man shot in the leg at 2:51 p.m. Saturday. The victim’s wound is not believed to be life-threatening.
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.