Reward of $17,000 offered for information about Berkeley homicide

A reward of $17,000 is being offered to anyone who can provide information about a homicide that occurred last week in Berkeley.

The city’s first homicide of 2012 took place Thursday when Kenneth Warren, a 35-year-old Hercules resident, was shot numerous times just before 6:50 p.m. and was later pronounced dead at Highland Hospital in Oakland.

The city of Berkeley is offering $15,000 and Bay Area Crime Stoppers is offering $2,000 “for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible,” according to a Monday press release from the Berkeley Police Department.

“Thus far, BPD has not made any arrests or confirmed a possible motive in the case. BPD does not believe that this was a random shooting,” the press release reads.

Soumya Karlamangla is the city news editor.