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New: Two Arrested as Suspects in December Berkeley Shooting

By HannahAlbarazi/JeffShuttleworth (BCN)
Wednesday January 25, 2012 - 10:31:00 AM

Police arrested two teens suspected of injuring two people in a daytime shooting in Berkeley last month, police said. 

Berkeley police detectives arrested Tyrone Anthony Terrell, 18, of Berkeley and a 16-year-old male suspect in connection with the shooting, police said. 

On Dec. 23, 2011, two men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a shooting near the intersection of Sacramento and Woolsey streets at around 12:40 p.m., according to police. 

Berkeley police Lt. Andrew Greenwood said police received several calls at about 12:41 p.m. from residents in that area reporting that shots had been fired. 

When police arrived at the scene three minutes later they didn't find any victims or suspects, Greenwood said. 

A local hospital notified police a short time later that two male victims had been dropped off there suffering from gunshot wounds, he said. None of their wounds were considered life threatening and both victims were released from the hospital. 

Witnesses at the scene said the suspect or suspects fled up Woolsey Street so police did a house-by-house search of a two-block area but didn't find anyone, Greenwood said. 

Homicide detectives took over the investigation and identified the two suspects. Detectives sent a wanted bulletin within the Berkeley Police Department and neighboring agencies for both suspects, police said. 

On Jan. 13, a patrol officer spotted Terrell at the same intersection where the shooting had occurred in December.  

The patrol officer detained Terrell and booked him into the Berkeley Police Department jail, police said.  

Officers arrested the 16-year-old suspect the same day, police said. 

Police said this was not a random shooting, but that no motive has been established.