Suspect Faces Charges for Shooting at Customers Leaving a Barbershop
SAN LEANDRO — A 18-year-old man who went for a haircut faces four firearms charges involving a shooting outside a barbershop. The suspected gang member allegedly shot at a vehicle as two other customers were leaving.
Apparently, the suspect recognized a rival gang member inside Master Barbers, located at 296 MacArthur Boulevard. After his haircut was finished, he waited outside for the other two customers to leave.
After they walked outside and got into a vehicle, Colby Berry, 18 of Fremont, allegedly produced a semi-automatic handgun. Four rounds were fired into the vehicle, but nobody was hit.
Investigators gathered evidence and identified Berry as the suspect, who fled from the scene of the shooting on September 30.
Berry was subsequently arrested on October 13 by San Leandro police, with assistance from the Fremont Police Department.
San Leandro police Lt. Ted Henderson said in a prepared statement. “This arrest was made possible thanks to the dedicated, diligent, and focused work by detectives.”
At the time of his arrest, Berry had in his possession the handgun suspected of being used in the shooting. It was apparently stolen. In addition, Berry had a high-capacity magazine in his possession.
Berry was booked into Santa Rita Jail. He remains in custody in lieu of $460,000 bond, pending a plea hearing on October 23.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office filed four charges against Berry –
Carrying an unregistered loaded firearm
Carrying a loaded firearm in a city
Carrying a concealed firearm with ammunition
Carrying a concealed firearm