For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Jennifer Coats, Officer/PIO, (510) 981-5780
BPD INVESTIGATES CITY'S FIRST HOMICIDE OF 2013
Berkeley, California (Monday, February 04, 2013) - Berkeley, California (Monday, February 4, 2013) – The City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Delaware Street near the intersection of San Pablo Avenue.
On Monday, at approximately 11:08 a.m., BPD patrol officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired, with a victim down near the intersection of Delaware Street and San Pablo Avenue. BPD officers arrived on scene and discovered a single victim down, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim a 34 year old male was transported to a local hospital by the Albany Fire Department. The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital. BPD will not be releasing the victim’s name out of respect for those family or friends that still need to be notified of his passing.
BPD Homicide detectives and officers are actively working the crime scene, canvassing the area,interviewing witnesses and following up on leads.
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 person wishes to remain anonymous, he/she can call the Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS) at (800)-222-TIPS (8477). Any information may be critical to solving this crime.