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Press Release: $17,000 Reward Offered: Community Help Needed to Solve Homicide

From the City of Berkeley Police
Monday July 19, 2010 - 04:52:00 PM

The City of Berkeley is offering a $15,000 reward, and Bay Area Crime Stoppers (BACS) is offering an additional $2,000 reward, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the shooting death of Marcus Isiah Mosley Jr., 29 years old. 

On Friday evening, July 16, 2010 at 5:11 p.m., City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) patrol officers responded to calls from community members who said they had heard gunshots. Officers found Marcus Isiah Mosley, Jr. slumped over the steering wheel in the driver’s seat. City of Berkeley Fire Department (BFD) paramedics removed him from the car and tried to save his life, and yet, his wounds were not survivable. Mosley was pronounced dead at the scene. 

BPD Homicide detectives and a compliment of other BPD personnel began an investigation immediately. Thus far, BPD has not made any arrests or confirmed a possible motive in the case. BPD investigators do not believe that this was a random shooting. 

BPD is urging anyone who may know anything about this homicide to call the BPD Homicide detail at (510) 981-5741 or the 24 hour BPD non emergency number of (510) 981-5900. If a community member wishes to remain anonymous, he/she is encouraged to call the Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS) at (800)-222-TIPS (8477). Any information may be critical to solving this crime. Sometimes the smallest or seemingly insignificant detail can be the key to arresting the suspect or suspects in any crime.