Suspect in Berkeley homicide now in custody

Keith Burbank (BCN)
Sunday January 08, 2017 - 02:53:00 PM

A suspect in a Berkeley homicide on Friday is in custody, police said today.  

A watch commander with Berkeley police received a call at about 1:30 p.m. today from Burbank police who said 24-year-old North Hollywood resident Pablo Gomez Jr. was in custody.  

Gomez is the primary suspect in the homicide and also a stabbing on the same day, according to police.  

Officers responded at 11:42 a.m. Friday to a stabbing in the 2600 block of Ridge Road.  

Officers found a woman with serious stab wounds, police said. The woman was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition Friday night.  

As part of the investigation, officers went to the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue where they discovered what appeared to be a violent scene and later a body, police said.  

Police have not released the name of the homicide victim.