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Berkeley, California (Wednesday, July 23, 2008) - The City of Berkeley is offering a $15,000 reward, and Bay Area Crime Stoppers  is offering an additional $2,000 reward, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the shooting death of a man in South Berkeley.

On June 20, 2008 at approximately 12:18 p.m., the Berkeley Fire Department (BFD) responded to a 911 caller requesting an ambulance for an unresponsive man inside a home in the 2000 block of Emerson Street.  The fire crew discovered a male, identified as Charles Faision, 39 of Berkeley, suffering from a gunshot wound.  Faison was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives spent that afternoon canvassing the neighborhood, interviewing family members and conducting a search warrant of Faison’s home in an effort to secure all relevant evidence.  Detectives are concerned about any potential compromise to their case, thus BPD will not be sharing any more details at this time.

Detectives are asking for the community’s help with this investigation. Anyone who may have any information regarding this crime is urged to call the BPD Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 (office) or (510) 981-5900 (non-emergency dispatch line).  If callers wish to remain anonymous they are asked to call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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