For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Jennifer Coats, Public Information Officer/Officer, (510) 981-5780


Berkeley, California (Wednesday, July 17, 2013) - Berkeley, California (Wednesday, July 17, 2013) – The City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1800 block of Derby Street. 


On Wednesday, at approximately 6:52 p.m., BPD patrol officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired, with a victim down in the 1800 block of Derby Street. BPD officers arrived on scene and discovered a single male victim down, suffering from gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital by the Berkeley Fire Department.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  BPD is not releasing the victim’s name at this time.


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.