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Berkeley, California (Monday, December 21, 2009) - The City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) is asking for the community’s help in identifying the suspect pictured below who is responsible for an attempted robbery and an assault with a deadly weapon.

On Sunday, November 29, 2009, at approximately 6:19 p.m. a BPD officer heard the sound of a single gunshot while he was on patrol in the 2700 block of Russell Street.  He found the victim, an adult male Oakland resident, a few moments later.  

The victim reported that he and his girlfriend were approached from behind by the lone suspect who demanded their money.  The victim refused the suspect’s demands and then the suspect fired a single shot hitting the victim in the abdomen before he fled East on Russell Street. 

The Berkeley Fire Department responded and transported the victim to the Alameda County Hospital where he was treated and released for his non-life threatening injuries.

The victim described the suspect as:  


Asian male, early 20s,

5’06” tall, thin build,

With a round face and short dark hair,

Wearing a dark hooded zip-up sweatshirt

 Detectives are asking for the community’s help in catching the person responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information can contact 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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