Police continue investigating south Berkeley shooting

Tuesday March 26, 2002

Police are still investigating a Saturday night shooting that occurred at the intersection of Russell and McGee streets. 

Twenty-five-year-old Raymond Smith was shot in the head and remained in critical condition at Highland Hospital Monday. 

The Berkeley Police Department is looking for a suspect, said spokesperson Lt. Cynthia Harris, described as an African-American male in his 20s or 30s, wearing a dark-colored knit cap. 

Harris said the police received a call at 11:30 p.m. saying there was a fight in progress. While police were on the way to the South Berkeley location, a citizen reported that one man had been shot.  

Police arrived on the scene to find a man lying on the street who appeared to have been shot once in the head. 

BPD Sgt. Nonoguchi and Detective Badour are looking into the case.