Berkeley Police Identify Homicide Suspects

By Bay City News, Special to the Planet
Saturday May 23, 2009 - 05:45:00 PM
Samuel Flowers of Oakland
Berkeley Police
Samuel Flowers of Oakland
Rafael Campbell of Oakland
Berkeley Police Department
Rafael Campbell of Oakland

Two gang members who remain at large following a triple homicide in the East Bay last weekend have been identified, the Berkeley Police Department announced today. 

Arrest warrants were issued for 27-year-old Rafael Campbell and Samuel Flowers, 21, on Friday. Police say they are wanted for three counts of murder and are considered armed and dangerous. 

A $47,000 reward is being offered by the Berkeley Police Department for information about Flowers and Campbell following the May 16 fatal shooting in Berkeley that led to a high-speed chase that killed two innocent bystanders in north Oakland. 

The incident began shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday when a Berkeley police officer heard gunshots in the area of Allston Way and 10th Street in west Berkeley. 

Officers responded and found 25-year-old Charles Davis, of Berkeley, on Allston Way west of San Pablo Avenue. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police then chased a Cadillac occupied by four men who were fleeing the area. 

The Cadillac crashed into a Mazda and a pedestrian at Aileen Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland, killing both the pedestrian and the driver. 

The driver of the Mazda was 27-year-old Brentwood resident Todd Perea and the pedestrian was 41-year-old Floyd Ross of Berkeley. 

After the crash, police arrested 24-year-old Anthony Price of Oakland and 22-year-old San Leandro resident Stephon Anthony, but Flowers and Campbell managed to flee the area on foot. 

On Tuesday, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office charged Anthony, whom authorities believe was driving the Cadillac, and Price with three counts each of murder as well as the special circumstance of committing multiple murders, which could make them eligible for the death penalty. 

They also were charged with weapon and gang enhancements.