Suspect in Willis-Starbuck
Berkeley, California (Saturday
September 24, 2005) – On Friday September 23rd,
Fresno Police Arrested Christopher Hollis on a Berkeley Homicide
This case stems from
the shooting death of Meleia Willis-Starbuck that occurred during
the early morning hours of July 17th in the area of
College Avenue and Dwight Way.
The incident stemmed
from an argument that Willis-Starbuck and her friends had with a
group of men. Investigators
identified Christopher Hollis as the person who shot Starbuck and
Christopher Wilson as the person who drove the get away car from
the scene. Homicide
Detectives obtained search and arrest warrants for both men and
served them within days of the shooting.
Wilson turned himself in to the Berkeley Police as a result
of the warrants while Hollis remained at large for over two
On Friday, Hollis was
stopped by the Fresno Police Department for an unrelated
violation. He was
ultimately identified and arrested on the homicide warrant and was
transported to the Berkeley City Jail early Saturday morning.
Hollis is being held without bail on homicide charges and
will be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court on Tuesday.
Lionell Dozier, the lead investigator in this case said,
“Ultimately, we knew that it was only a matter of time before
Hollis was arrested for his role in the death of Meleia.
We are happy to see closure in this phase of the