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.
The initial call came in at 1:44 p.m. and police said they didn’t receive any reports of injuries.
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A 20-year-old Oakland woman has now been charged with all three shootings, court papers show.
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Following the resolution of the case, police released surveillance footage — for the first time — from the most “brazen” of the Berkeley shootings.
“It’s going to have a serious impact, especially on low-income folks,” Councilmember Terry Taplin said.
Police were investigating a report of a prowler outside a teenage girl’s window when a neighbor began screaming about a stranger in her home.
The shooting took place Friday just before 9:40 p.m. in the 2700 block of Acton Street.