For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Andrew Frankel, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5881
$17,000 REWARD OFFERED IN BERKELEY’S SECOND HOMICIDE OF THE YEAR
Berkeley, California (Thursday, May 21, 2009) - The City of Berkeley is offering a $15,000 reward, and Bay Area Crime Stoppers is offering an additional $2,000 reward, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the death of a Southwest Berkeley resident.
On Monday May 4th at 11:29 p.m., the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) responded to reports of gunshots on the 1300 block of 67th Street in Southwest Berkeley. Patrol Officers found the shooting victim, Maurice Robertson, 18, lying in the rear yard of a residence. 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).