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Berkeley, California (Tuesday, November 18, 2008) - This morning the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Desmen Riashem Lankford 24, of Berkeley, with two counts of murder in the September 18, 2008 shooting deaths of Kelvin Davis (26) and Kevin Parker (42) in the 1400 block of Derby Street.   

At the time the charges were filed, Lankford was already in custody at the Alameda County Jail (North Oakland) stemming from an October 9th arrest on weapons and parole violation charges.  Detectives later determined the weapon he was found with was a weapon used in the homicide.

Detectives believe there to be additional suspect(s) outstanding.  They are encouraging members of the community to come forward with information relevant to the investigation.  Anyone with information should contact the BPD Homicide Detail directly at 981-5741.  Those wishing to remain anonymous should call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).         

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