Suspect in Custody Faces 6 Firearms Charges for South Berkeley Shooting

Suspect in Custody Faces 6 Firearms Charges for South Berkeley Shooting
Photo: Andrew Jackson

BERKELEY — A man from the Central Valley is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail for a recent shooting incident in a South Berkeley neighborhood. This suspect is facing six separate firearms-related charges.

The shooting incident occurred earlier this month in a residential area. On the night of September 5, police responded to a report of a suspicious man with a gun.

This man was seen in the vicinity of Martin Luther King Way and Blake Street. The surrounding area has been plagued by reports of gunfire in recent years, often attributed to violent gang rivalries.

As investigating officers were still arriving at the scene, they heard several gunshots fired nearby. However, there were no reports of anyone being injured.

Officers were able to quickly locate and detain a man who was found in possession of a firearm.

The suspect identified as a Stockton resident, 37-year-old Andrew Jackson, was arrested at 9:34 p.m. He was taken to Berkeley City Jail.
Jackson was subsequently transported to Santa Rita Jail on September 6, where he remains in custody. He is scheduled to appear for a pretrial hearing on September 16.

Jackson is presently charged with committing six felonies:
• Discharge of a firearm with gross negligence
• Personal use of a firearm/deadly weapon
• Carrying a loaded firearm in a city
• Carrying a concealed firearm
• Possession of an unregistered loaded firearm
• Carrying a concealed firearm with ammunition

Suspect in Custody Faces 6 Firearms Charges for South Berkeley Shooting was last modified: September 13th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Alameda
Tags: gun

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