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Shooting Victim Was Berkeley High Freshman

By Jeff Shuttleworth (BCN)
Monday November 08, 2010 - 09:23:00 PM

The victim of a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Alcatraz Avenue in Berkeley on Oct. 30 has been identified as 14-year-old Berkeley High School freshman Larry Malik Grayson, authorities confirmed today. Grayson was shot in the head during the incident and pronounced dead last Thursday, authorities said. 


Berkeley Unified School District officials said Grayson was on the freshman football team at Berkeley High. 


Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Matt Golde said a 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the shooting last Wednesday, but he was conditionally released the following day pending further investigation by Berkeley police because there's insufficient evidence to charge him. 


Golde said the investigation could be lengthy because few witnesses to the shooting have come forward. 


Berkeley police spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said investigators believe the shooting wasn't random.