Berkeley police arrest suspect connected to shooting on Chestnut Street


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Updated 03/22/2020: This story has been updated to reflect information from a Berkeley Police Department Nixle Alert.

At about 12:20 p.m. Friday, the Berkeley Police Department responded to reports that a person had been shot in the area of Chestnut Street and University Avenue, according to a Nixle Alert on Sunday.

When BPD arrived, it found a man in his 20s who had been struck by gunfire, according to the alert. The man was unable to be revived by the Berkeley Fire Department.

BPD arrested the suspect, 52-year-old Hosea Askew, in the city of Richmond on Saturday, according to the alert.

At about 12:42 p.m. Friday, BPD sent out a Nixle Alert advising the public to avoid the area of Chestnut Street and University Avenue. The alert said to use alternative routes until further notice due to police activity in that area.

According to the Sunday alert, the case is still under investigation.

Check back for updates.

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