A woman was fatally stabbed in Berkeley Hills Saturday afternoon, marking Berkeley’s first homicide of the year.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
BPD arrived at the scene of the stabbings after receiving numerous calls at 12:33 p.m. regarding a person with a knife between the 900 and 1000 block of Overlook road. They subsequently received calls of the suspect chasing somebody down the street with a knife, and later of a stabbing victim.
After arriving at the scene, officers engaged in pursuit of the suspect, who fled in a vehicle. According to BPD spokesperson Jessica Perry in an email, the chase ended in a collision on 9th and Gilman street. The suspect was arrested and transported to BPD jail.
Additionally, two victims were found in the surrounding area of the initial scene. Perry noted in the email the victims included a man who was chased down the street and sustained injuries to his hands, and another woman who was stabbed. Both survived, and the woman has been transported to the hospital.
“My heart is heavy after learning of Berkeley’s first homicide of the year,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. “The stabbing has shaken our community. Thank you to the quick response of our Police, who were able to apprehend the fleeing suspect.”
According to Perry, an investigation is ongoing.
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