For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Andrew Frankel, BPD Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5881
HOMICIDE SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOLLOWING PURSUIT
Berkeley, California (Sunday, May 17, 2009) - Two homicide suspects were arrested Saturday evening after leading City of Berkeley Police (BPD) officers on a pursuit through West and South Berkeley, then onto the streets of North Oakland. The pursuit began when a BPD officer spotted a Cadillac occupied by four male suspects fleeing the scene of a shooting. The pursuit ended when the Cadillac collided with a Mazda and a pedestrian at Aileen Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the City of Oakland. Both the occupant of the Mazda and the pedestrian were killed in the collision. The driver of the Mazda has been identified as Todd Perea 27, of Brentwood. Two of the four suspects were arrested at the crash scene, while two suspects managed to flee on foot. Arrested were Anthony Price 24, of Oakland and Stephon Anthony 22, of San Leandro.
Members of the BPD Barricaded Subject Hostage Negotiation (BSHNT) spent the better part of the night and morning hours, systematically searching an approximate four square block area for the outstanding suspects. A compliment of officers from the City of Oakland Police (OPD) Department that included the OPD helicopter and canine units were instrumental in their support of BPD throughout the search. The suspects are still at large.
At approximately 6:34 p.m. on Saturday, May 16th, a patrol officer heard the sounds of gunfire in the area of Allston Way and Tenth Street in West Berkeley. Officers found a 25-year-old Berkeley man who had been shot multiple times on Allston Way, west of San Pablo Avenue. Berkeley Fire Department (BFD) paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
BPD is 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 (BACS) at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers calls are completely confidential.