UCPD identifies victim, investigates ‘primary suspect’ in People’s Park homicide

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UCPD has confirmed the identity of the victim killed in a shooting at People’s Park on Friday and is currently investigating a suspect in connection with the crime, according to a Nixle alert released Monday afternoon.

After working with the Alameda County Coroner’s Office, UCPD identified the victim as 43-year-old Calvin Kelley of Berkeley, the alert said. Kelley was shot in the head about 2:40 p.m. Friday in the southwest corner of People’s Park and later died from a gunshot wound.

In an earlier Nixle alert, UCPD said the initial investigation indicated that the shooting “was not a random act” and that the department would be considering this incident a homicide.

On Saturday, UCPD announced that it had identified a potential suspect in connection with the shooting. UCPD added in Monday’s alert that it is now considering that individual to be “the primary suspect” in the People’s Park homicide. The suspect was arrested in Nevada late Friday in connection with shootings in Oakland, San Francisco and Nevada.

“UCPD has been in communication with detectives from the Oakland and San Francisco police departments, as well as the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office regarding the suspect’s link to the People’s Park case,” the alert said. “The investigation remains underway.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call UCPD at 510-642-6760.

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