For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, S-6, Berkeley Police Department, (510) 981-5780
$17,000 REWARD OFFERED IN BERKELEY HOMICIDE
Berkeley, California (Friday, June 04, 2010) - The City of Berkeley is offering a $15,000 reward, and Bay Area Crime Stoppers (BACS) is offering an additional $2,000 reward, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the shooting death of a Berkeley man. He has been identified as Kenneth Jerome Tims, Jr., 30 years old.
On Thursday, June 3, 2010, just before 6:30 p.m. City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) patrol officers responded to calls from community members who said they had heard gunshots. Officers found a male suffering from gunshot wounds lying in the roadway in the area of King and 62nd Streets in Southwest Berkeley. City of Berkeley Fire Department (BFD) paramedics pronounced the man dead on the scene at 6:39 p.m.
BPD Homicide detectives and a compliment of other BPD personnel began a homicide investigation immediately. Thus far, BPD has not made any arrests or confirmed a possible motive in the case. BPD does not believe that this was a random shooting.
BPD is urging anyone who may know anything about this homicide to call the BPD Homicide detail at (510) 981-5741 or the 24 hour BPD non emergency number of
(510) 981-5900. If a community member wishes to remain anonymous, he/she is encouraged to call the Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS) at (800)-222-TIPS (8477). Any information may be critical to solving this crime. Sometimes the smallest or seemingly insignificant detail can be the key to arresting the suspect or suspects in any crime.