BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A 19-year-old man was arrested in Berkeley after allegedly firing a gun outside the home of a person who had recently ended a relationship with him.
Last week, Berkeley police said a victim reported ongoing threatening messages from the unidentified Vallejo resident, and had heard a loud pop outside the victim’s home.READ MORE: Antioch, Oakland Police Announce Arrests In Series Of Shootings Blamed On Gang War
The suspect told a mutual friend he had fired a shot outside the victim’s home, which the friend relayed to the victim, police said. The victim also reported the suspect had posted a picture of a gun on social media.READ MORE: Regulators Rebuke PG&E For Neglect In Reducing Wildfire Risk
Detectives worked with patrol officers to find and arrest the suspect in the Berkeley Hills, and found an illegal “ghost gun” after serving a search warrant at his home, police said.
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