Police Arrest Suspect in May 20 Berkeley Shooting

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BCN
Friday June 18, 2010 - 10:36:00 AM

A 27-year-old Oakland man will be arraigned today on attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges for a shooting in Berkeley last month that left two people critically injured.  

Doran Williams Jr. was arrested on a no-bail warrant in Oakland Wednesday night by officers who collared him after a brief foot chase.  

Officers had followed Williams from a motel in Richmond to Oakland.  

Berkeley police spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said police believe that Williams is a member of the Bushrod gang in North Oakland, whose members call themselves the "Cold Gunnaz."  

Kusmiss said police are investigating whether the shooting of two people in the 1700 block of 63rd Street in Berkeley at about 11 a.m. on May 20 was part of an ongoing feud between gangs along the Berkeley and Oakland border.  

The victims were a 39-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman who were seriously injured when they were shot while sitting in a car parked near the intersection of King and 63rd streets.  

They remain hospitalized, according to Kusmiss.  

Williams is scheduled to be arraigned at 2 p.m. today in Department 112 of the Wiley Manuel Courthouse at 661 Washington St. in Oakland.