City residents alarmed by rise in number of homicides, shootings

Jan Flatley-Feldman/Staff
A man was shot in front of Bobs Liquor, on the corner of Sacramento and Oregon.

Around this time in 2011, Berkeley saw its first and last homicide of the year. Less than four months into 2012, the city has already seen three homicides as well as multiple nonfatal shootings, alarming residents who live in neighborhoods struck by the violence. The city’s first homicide of 2012
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Second suspect charged in South Berkeley homicide

A suspect allegedly involved in a police shooting last month has been charged with the March 29 killing of Devin Whitmire. The Berkeley Police Department announced Tuesday that Calvester Stewart, 19, has been charged with the alleged murder of Whitmire, 24. Whitmire was fatally shot on the night of March 29 at
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