BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Berkeley police have identified a suspect in the Monday killing of a woman on a local sidewalk as that suspect was fleeing police officers, and on Saturday are still searching for him, police said.
Alexander McGee, 29, is sought for allegedly killing a 58-year-old transient on a sidewalk near University Avenue and Sixth Street as he fled from police. A short time earlier, police said, a UC Berkeley police officer had seen a woman inside that car — a gray four-door Nissan sedan — parked along Sixth Street screaming for help.READ MORE: Tsunami Alert Forces Daylong Evacuation of Berkeley Marina
As the UC officer approached the Nissan, the car fled, and a few seconds later struck the woman on the sidewalk, Berkeley police Officer Byron White said Saturday. The Nissan was last seen getting onto Interstate Highway 80.READ MORE: Pacific Tsunami Update: Waves Surge Onto Bay Area Beaches Following Huge Tonga Volcano Blast
On Friday, Berkeley police searched two North Oakland locations for McGee, who eluded officers.
In addition to two pre-existing warrants for his arrest from Contra Costa County, McGee is wanted in Monday’s incident for vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run causing death, felony domestic violence and a probation violation. McGee is considered armed and dangerous and has been known to flee or fight police.MORE NEWS: Bengals Stop Late Raiders Rally; Vegas One and Done in Playoffs
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