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Press Contact: Andrew Frankel, Sgt/PIO, (510) 981-5780

POLICE ACTIVITY IN WEST BERKELEY

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, March 07, 2017) - On 3/7/17 at 12:19pm, the Berkeley Police Department Communication's Center received a call from a member of the community about a suspicious vehicle that was possibly involved in an Officer involved Shooting in Richmond which occurred this morning.  Officers responded and found the involved vehicle abandoned in the area of Channing Way and 4th Streets.  The driver of that vehicle was seen running northwest towards Aquatic Park on Channing Way.

A witness described the suspect that fled the vehicle as a black male adult, 20s-30s, and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.   

Numerous BPD officers are actively searching the area for driver. 

Community members who work or live in this area are asked to report any suspicious behavior or similarly described suspects to (510) 981-5900.

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