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: Slow Recovery Prompts Businesses to Rethink Their Future in Downtown San Francisco
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: South Bay Restaurants Raise Money for Anti-Hate Efforts Supporting AAPI Community
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: San Jose State University President Says Ex-Trainer Improperly Touched Athletes
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