BERKELEY — A 19-year-old man was arrested on the University of California Berkeley campus for stalking and weapons-related charges. The suspect was upset with his ex-girlfriend.
Devon K. King of Vallejo was taken into custody March 22 at the Lawrence Hall of Science, located at One Centennial Drive. King was booked into Santa Rita Jail at 10:06 p.m.
Berkeley police say King admitted to harassing his former girlfriend and firing a gunshot. For several weeks, his ex-girlfriend received harassing text messages, but the taunts and threats escalated.
On March 22, King allegedly fired a handgun outside his ex-girlfriend’s residence in Berkeley. Next, he allegedly posted a photo of himself on social media, driving with a firearm lying on the passenger seat. The accompanying threatening message asked who else needs a warning shot.
Following his arrest, Berkeley police searched King’s residence in Vallejo. Inside his apartment, police located and confiscated an unregistered handgun and a high-capacity magazine. Inside King’s vehicle, they found additional ammunition.
At the time of his arrest, King was served with a protective order prohibiting him from contacting the victim. However, he allegedly called her from a phone inside the jail in violation of that order.
On March 24, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against King. He presently remains in custody in lieu of $225,000 bond, pending a court hearing on April 22.
King faces seven charges for –
Discharge of a firearm with gross negligence
Carrying a loaded firearm
Possession of an unregistered loaded firearm
Possession of a large-capacity magazine
Disobeying a court order
Making annoying telephone calls
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