For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Andrew Frankel, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5881

BERKELEY POLICE INVESTIGATE SECOND HOMICIDE OF THE YEAR

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, May 05, 2009) - At 11:29 p.m. on May 4, 2009, the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) received 911 calls from residents reporting shots fired in Southwest Berkeley.  Officers responded to the 1300 block of 67th Street where they found the victim, an 18-year-old black male with gunshot wounds lying in the rear yard of a residence. 

The Berkeley Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. 

Detectives are asking for the community’s help with this investigation. Anyone who may have any information regarding this crime is urged to call the BPD Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 (office) or (510) 981-5900 (non-emergency dispatch line). If callers wish to remain anonymous they are asked to call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at
1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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