South Berkeley shooting
Berkeley police arrested a suspect in a Wednesday night South Berkeley shooting in the 1500 block of Tyler Street.
According to police, the victim, a Berkeley juvenile, was walking eastbound on Tyler Street when a man jumped out of a white four-door car and started heading towards him. The assailant displayed a gun and then shot the victim in the leg when the victim tried to escape westbound towards Sacramento Street.
The victim managed to seek refuge at B-Town Dollar Market on the 2900 block of Sacramento, where a clerk called the police. He was taken to Highland Hospital, treated and released.
Police arrested Terry Lee Lynch, 29, of Oakland during an area check shortly after the shooting. Police said Lynch matched the description of the suspect, but he had not been charged by press time Thursday night.
The suspect is described as a black male, 16-18 years old, weighing about 150-160 pounds, approximately 5’7’’ tall, wearing a blue t-shirt with a white design on the front, dark pants and black or white cap.
Berkeley Public Information Officer Sgt. Steve Odom said police have found no evidence linking Wednesday’s shooting to a string of shootings this year in South Berkeley that police attribute to a rivalry between groups in South Berkeley and North Oakland.
A burglar sneaked into the bedroom window of an apartment in the 2200 block of Channing Street Wednesday night, police said. The burglar rummaged through the apartment, taking jewelry, a stereo and speakers before fleeing out a bathroom window.
A burglar entered a house on the 2600 block of Matthews Street Wednesday by placing a chair up against a window and prying it open. According to police, the thief prowled all of the rooms and left with a guitar, credit cards and checks, before leaving through the front door.