Press Release: Berkeley Police Identify Ashkenaz Shooting Suspect in Custody

Officer Jennifer Coats, City of Berkeley Police Public Information Officer
Tuesday March 19, 2013 - 09:00:00 PM

We are releasing the name of the person arrested on the morning of March 16, 2013 in connection to the robbery and shooting at 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center.  

Arrested was Christopher James Washington, 25 years old of Rodeo.  

Washington is being charged with California Penal Code Violations 211-robbery, 187/664-attempted murder, 12022.53(d)-discharging a firearm during the commission of a felony causing great bodily injury and 12022.53(c)-discharging a firearm during the commission of a felony. 

We will not be releasing a booking photograph. This case is still active and our detectives are working hard following up on leads. The release of the photograph could jeopardize the overall investigation.  

We do not have any further updates to release at this time.