For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Andrew Frankel, PIO, Berkeley Police Department, (510) 981-5881
SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED IN WEST BERKELEY/NORTH OAKLAND HOMICIDES
Berkeley, California (Saturday, May 23, 2009) - On Friday, May 22, 2009, arrest warrants were issued for two known gang members who fled into North Oakland following a shooting that left one man dead and a traffic collision that claimed two additional lives.
Wanted for three counts of murder and considered armed and dangerous are:
Rafael Campbell, 6/25/81, of Oakland Samuel Flowers, 2/8/88, of Oakland
Campbell and Flowers were identified as passengers in the tan Cadillac that fled the area of 10th Street and Allston Way following the May 16th shooting death of Charles Davis, 25, of Berkeley. Detectives now believe that shooting was gang-related.
Minutes later, Campbell and Flowers ran from the scene of a crash in North Oakland that took the lives of Todd Perea, 27, of Brentwood, and Floyd Ross, 41, of Berkeley.
There is a $47,000 reward offered for information leading to their arrest and conviction through the City of Berkeley and Bay Area Crime Stoppers.
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).