For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Jennifer Coats, PIO/Berkeley Police Department, (510) 981-5780
BERKELEY POLICE INVESTIGATING FOURTH HOMICIDE OF 2013
Berkeley, California (Monday, September 09, 2013) - Berkeley, California (Sunday, September 8, 2013) – The City of Berkeley Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1400 block of 8th Street.
On Sunday, at approximately 5:43 p.m., BPD patrol officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 1400 block of 8th Street. While responding to the location BPD received information of a possible victim near the intersection of 8th Street and Page Street. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male victim 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 about this homicide to cal 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 Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Any information may be critical to solving this crime