For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Andrew Frankel, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5881
$47,000 REWARD OFFERED IN BERKELEY HOMICIDES
Berkeley, California (Thursday, May 21, 2009) - The City of Berkeley is offering a $45,000 reward, and Bay Area Crime Stoppers is offering an additional $2,000 reward, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for the deaths of three men in Berkeley and North Oakland.
At approximately 6:34 p.m. on Saturday, May 16th, a Berkeley Police Department 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 man who had been shot multiple times, who was later identified as Charles Davis, 25, of Berkeley. Berkeley Fire Department paramedics pronounced Davis dead at the scene.
A Berkeley Police Department (BPD) officer responding to the shooting spotted a Cadillac fleeing the area and pursued the car. The pursuit ended as 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, and two of the four suspects in the Cadillac escaped capture. The Mazda’s driver was identified as Todd Perea, 27, of Brentwood, and the pedestrian was identified as Floyd Ross, 41, of Berkeley.
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).BPD Homepage