Berkeley police are looking for a 22-year-old man who is suspected
of fatally stabbing a man in the city Thursday night, a police officer said
Kevin Aaron Alvarado is wanted in connection with the stabbing,
which was reported at about 7:40 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Curtis
Street, according to police Officer Andrew Frankel.
Officers arrived near the corner of Curtis Street and Allston Way
and found the victim suffering from a stab wound to his chest. He was taken
to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries, Frankel said.
Police are not yet releasing the victim's identity, he said.
Alvarado, a Berkeley resident and known member of the West Side
Berkeley gang, is wanted for murder and should be considered armed and
dangerous. Investigators do not believe the stabbing was gang-related, and
are still trying to establish a motive, Frankel said.
Investigators believe he will try to flee the country and are
asking for the community's help in catching him.
Anyone with information about Alvarado or the stabbing is urged to
call the homicide detail of the Berkeley Police Department at (510) 981-5741
or the non-emergency dispatch line at (510) 981-5900.
People wishing to remain anonymous can call the Bay Area Crime
Stoppers tip line at (800) 222-TIPS.
The homicide was Berkeley's first in 2010.