For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Sgt. Mary Kusmiss S-6, Public Information Officer (PIO), (510) 981-5780

ARREST MADE IN BERKELEY HOMICIDE AND SHOOTING

Berkeley, California (Friday, October 29, 2010) - Two days after a shooting left one man dead and another seriously wounded, City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Homicide Detectives are announcing an arrest in the case.

BPD Detectives arrested Brandon Wallace, 21 of Bay Point. The Alameda County District Attorney (DA) has charged Wallace for the murder of Gary Ferguson Jr., and the attempted murder of another man. No other suspect or suspects have been charged with these crimes.
On Tuesday morning, October 26, 2010 at approximately 8:43 a.m. City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) patrol officers responded to 911 calls from community members who reported hearing gunshots and saw “a man down” in the 2900 block of Sacramento Street. Officers found two men lying on the sidewalk just south of 2914 Sacramento Street. Both men had been shot.

Berkeley Fire Department (BFD) paramedics transported the two victims to a local Trauma Center where later Ferguson died. The second victim suffered serious wounds but is surviving.

BPD is still 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 and mention the crime. 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 furthering the case. Even the smallest or seemingly insignificant detail can be the key to supporting the efforts of detectives.

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