For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Detail Homicide , (510) 981-5741
COLLABORATION LEADS TO SUCCESS; SUSPECT IN DOUBLE SHOOTING ARRESTED
Berkeley, California (Friday, June 18, 2010) - Collaboration between the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) and the City of Oakland Police Department (OPD) led to the arrest of the suspect in the May 20th shooting of a man and woman in the 1700 block of 63rd Street. BPD and OPD had been exchanging information and following leads to the whereabouts of Doran Williams., Jr., 10/17/82, who was wanted for the crimes.
Last night, June 16, 2010, OPD officers followed Williams from a motel in the City of Richmond to the City of Oakland. Williams fled from the car he was driving and after a brief foot chase, he was taken into custody without further incident. Doran Williams, Jr. is a member of the North Oakland Bushrod gang who call themselves the “Cold Gunnaz”. The motive for the shootings and whether this is part of an ongoing Oakland/Berkeley border feud is still being investigated.
On May 20, 2010, at approximately 11:03 a.m., the Berkeley Police Department (BPD) responded to reports of gunshots in front of an apartment building in the 1700 of 63rd Street in south Berkeley. Patrol officers found two victims, a 39 year-old male and a 57 year-old female. Both were critically injured and remain hospitalized.
Williams was booked into the BPD Jail for one count of PC187(a)/664(a) – Attempted Murder and one count of PC 245 (a)(2) – Assault With A Deadly Weapon/Firearm. Williams is scheduled to be arraigned on June 18, 2010.
Anyone with any additional information regarding these crimes is encouraged to call the Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 or the BPD Non Emergency Line at (510) 981-5900. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS) Tip Line at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).