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Berkeley, California (Wednesday, January 10, 2018) - The Berkeley Police Robbery Detail is releasing video of a robbery (see links below) where the victim was shot in hopes of identifying the suspects.  The incident occurred on December 5, 2017 at approximately 9:32pm, when Berkeley Police Dispatch received several reports of shots fired on the 1900 block of Vine Street.  Responding officers flooded the area and found the victim near the intersection of Vine Street and Bonita Avenue with a gunshot wound to the leg.

In the video, the victim is seen parking his car on the 1900 block of Vine Street.  When the victim gets out of the car he is approached from behind by two suspects.  While the victim appears to be focused on retrieving something from his car, one of the suspects grabbed the victim's backpack and attempts to pull it away from him. A struggle ensues and the victim is shot.  The suspect then drags the victim to the sidewalk while he continues to hold onto his bag. The suspect then fires the gun two more times at the victim. Ultimately, the victim releases his grip on the bag and both suspects are seen running south on Bonita Avenue.

The 32 year old victim was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound(s) to his leg.  He was treated and later released. 

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: Black male adult, large build, 20-30, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt

Suspect 2: Black male adult, thin build, black hooded sweatshirt

In the video, it appears that the suspects drove into the area in a newer model white sedan (possibly a Chevy Impala).  Here are the links to our YouTube page (Warning: this video may be disturbing to some viewers):


Robbery/Shooting video



Suspect vehicle

Members of the community who may have witnessed the crime or who have information regarding this case are encouraged to call the Berkeley Police Robbery Detail at (510) 981-5742.


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