Photo: Erichannay Ryder
BERKELEY — Gunfire erupted as partygoers were leaving a raucous gathering, and a young woman was arrested. Neighbors were already disturbed by the loud party when the shooting started.
The incident occurred April 30. Officers responded to complaints about noise emanating from a residence on the 2200 block of Sixth Street. Officers arrived at 10:39 p.m. and they heard gunshots shortly thereafter.
Officers waited as a crowd was leaving the party. However, police presence did not deter someone from shooting a firearm. Witnesses pointed out a sedan fleeing the area where the shots were fired. Fortunately, no one was reported injured.
Officers followed the car a short distance before the driver stopped. Additional officers responded because someone inside the vehicle was believed armed.
The car was stopped near 2418 Fifth Street without further incident. Two occupants were detained while officers searched the car. On the ground outside, they found a loaded handgun underneath the car near the passenger door.
The passenger from Richmond, 28-year-old Erichannay Ryder, was transported to Santa Rita Jail. Ryder was booked May 1. She remains incarcerated in lieu of $365,000 bond.
Her status as an addict and convicted felon prohibits Ryder from possessing firearm or ammunition. The unregistered firearm lacks a serial number, and it was confiscated as evidence.
Ryder was booked on ten charges, including making criminal threats with intent to terrorize. She also faces charges for discharging a firearm in a negligent manner, and other weapons- related charges.