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Press Contact: Lt. Andrew Greenwood, Public Information Officer, BPD, (510) 981-5809


Berkeley, California (Wednesday, May 26, 2010) - On May 20, 2010, at approximately 11:03 AM, the Berkeley Police Department (BPD) received numerous calls reporting shots fired in the area of King St. and 63rd St. in south Berkeley. Responding officers arrived on scene to find two shooting victims, a 39 year-old male, and a 57 year-old female. Both were critically injured.

Witnesses and community members provided valuable information to the investigation. Although few details can be shared regarding the on-going investigation, BPD Detectives believe a pre-existing dispute led to the shooting, and that this incident was not a random occurrence.

BPD Detectives have identified the suspect in the double shooting as Doran Williams Jr, of Oakland. Williams is wanted on a no-bail arrest warrant for one count of attempted murder, and one count of assault with a deadly weapon, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Doran Williams, Jr.
Doran Williams Jr., 10/21/82, 6’1”, 160 lbs

The Berkeley Police Department is seeking the community’s help in catching Williams, who should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding Williams’ whereabouts or the circumstances of the attack is urged to call BPD Detectives at 981-5741 or BPD Communications at (510) 981-5900.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS) Tip Line at (800) 222-TIPS (8477). BACS offers a reward up to $2,000 for information relating to this case.


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