Berkeley Police Department officers arrested a suspect in Albany on suspicion of gun possession and a hit-and-run collision Tuesday.
At 9:40 p.m., officers searched the area of University Village, a family student housing community in Albany that is managed by UC Berkeley, for a suspect vehicle involved in an unrelated burglary that was recently seen in the area, according to a BPD Nixle alert. An officer then saw another vehicle that sped off toward University Village after the officer drove toward the vehicle’s direction.
Another officer who was in University Village later saw the suspect vehicle collide with a parked vehicle near Kinkead Way and Red Oak Avenue, the alert added. The officer approached the scene of the collision, where the suspect ran away from the scene on foot.
The officer ran after the suspect on Red Oak Avenue, and the suspect was seen dropping a “metallic object,” according to the alert. The object was identified as a loaded handgun.
Officers arrested the suspect, a 27-year-old Oakland man, on suspicion of committing a felony hit-and-run, resisting arrest, carrying a loaded, concealed firearm and violating parole, in addition to other weapon-related offenses.
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