On March 22, a victim reported to Berkeley Police Department about being stalked by a suspect, who later allegedly fired a gun outside the victim’s home. The suspect was then charged on March 24 by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.
BPD was notified by the victim about receiving reoccurring “threatening messages from a person they recently ended a dating relationship with,” according to a BPD Nixle alert. Additionally, the victim reported that they heard “a loud pop” outside their residence and saw that the suspect posted a picture of a gun on social media.
Following these events, the suspect contacted a mutual friend and said he fired a gun outside the victim’s residence, the alert added. The mutual friend then told the victim this information.
BPD’s Detective Division worked with patrol officers to locate the suspect, according to the alert. The suspect was arrested and served a search warrant for the suspect’s residence after being located in Berkeley Hills.
Police “located an illegal firearm with no serial number (sometimes referred to as a ‘ghost gun’)” after searching the suspect’s residence, the alert states.
The suspect was identified as a 19-year-old Vallejo resident and was charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office on various violations, including stalking, discharging a firearm with gross negligence and felony and misdemeanor weapons violations, according to the alert.