On July 30 at 9:18 p.m., Berkeley police officer Cheri Miller discharged her firearm while attempting to detain several robbery suspects in North Berkeley, according to a Tuesday Berkeley Police Department, or BPD, press release.
Miller was near 1451 Shattuck Ave. when she witnessed an in-progress robbery involving multiple suspects, according to the press release. During this encounter, she discharged her firearm that then struck a vehicle in the left front wheel area.
Police officers later arrested and charged Brandon Owens, 19, for suspected robbery after investigations concluded that he was the driver of the vehicle, according to the press release. The other occupants of the vehicle have not been identified.
“This incident is being investigated by the Department’s Homicide Detail and the Department’s Internal Affairs Detail,” the press release states. “Per standard protocol, the District Attorney’s Office was notified of the incident and Officer Miller was placed on administrative leave.”
While the investigation is ongoing, BPD has created a Community Briefing Video for the public.
Check back for updates.