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Berkeley, California (Friday, May 25, 2018) - On May 17, 2018 at just after 7:00am, Berkeley Police Detectives served search and arrest warrants at two Berkeley and one Richmond residence.  The warrant services came following the investigation of two shootings which occurred on April 12, 2018.  The first shooting occurred at 9:39pm on the 1600 block of Russell Street.  The second, occurred less than 10 minutes later on the 2900 block of Mabel Street.  The motive for the shootings appear to be gang related.  

Taken into custody during the warrant service on the 1300 block of 66th Street, was Amed Arabzai 20, of Berkeley.  During a search of the residence, Homicide Detectives recovered a .40 caliber pistol with an altered serial number, approximately $15,000 in US currency, and about 30 pounds of marijuana.  

Arrested on the 600 block of Carlson Boulevard in Richmond, was Grayson Gordon 21, of Richmond.  During a search of his apartment detectives recovered an additional firearm.   

On May 21, 2018, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Grayson with shooting at an inhabited dwelling, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, use and carry of a loaded and concealed firearm public, carrying an unregistered firearm, as well as an enhancement for the use of firearm while attempting to commit a felony.  Arabzai was charged with possession for sale of marijuana and alteration, removal, or obliteration of a firearm identification number.  

Grayson remains in custody at the Alameda County Jail and Arabzai has been released on his own recognizance.   

The Berkeley Police Department is proud of the ongoing efforts of its officers and detectives who work hard to keep our community safe from gun violence.




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