BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Officials announced they were increasing the reward to $50,000 Monday for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the 2011 cold case murder of Tobias “Toby” Eagle.
Officer found Eagle lying in the backyard of a home in the 1600 block of Blake Street suffering from gunshot wounds on the afternoon of March 8, 2011. He was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Raiders Owner Mark Davis Defends Posting 'I Can Breathe' Tweet Following George Floyd Verdict
According to news reports, Eagle had just said goodbye to a friend and was waiting for his fiancée, Tiffieny, and their 7-year-old son Julian to come home. An assailant or assailants allegedly came around the side of his house and shot him in the back.
At the time, Berkeley police investigators said they did not think Eagle’s death was the result of a random shooting.READ MORE: 'Kill Me;' Stunning BodyCam Video Of Danville Police Shooting Released; Officer Faces Charges In Prior Suspect Killing
Detectives believe there are individuals with information about this case and are asking for their help.
“Even the smallest detail could be critical in solving this crime,” police said in a news release.MORE NEWS: New Contract For SFUSD Superintendent Requires Board To 'Act Dignified'
BPD is urging anyone with information to call the BPD Homicide Unit at (510) 981-5741 or BPD’s 24-hour Non-Emergency number at (510) 981-5900.