On Friday, August 29, 2014 at approximately 12:49 a.m. the Berkeley Police Department (BPD) received a report of a disturbance inside an apartment located in the 2000 block of Durant Avenue. The caller reported hearing a male yelling and making threats.
BPD officers arrived shortly after the call and could hear a loud disturbance coming from the apartment. The officers made contact with a male subject at the location. While there they discovered a crime scene and a second, severely injured male. The Berkeley Fire Department was requested and the male victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.
Investigators are actively working this case, conducting interviews, following up on leads, and examining evidence. Investigators do not believe this was a random attack. A suspect has been arrested in this case, and booked into the Berkeley City Jail for attempted homicide.
In the interest of maintaining the integrity of this on-going investigation; BPD will not be releasing the victim’s identity or that of the suspect. Any release of this information so early on could possibly hinder the investigation. BPD is urging anyone with information regarding this case to please contact our Homicide Detail at (510)-981-5741 or the non-emergency line at (510) 981-5900. If a caller wishes to remain anonymous he/she can call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).