Photo: Above: Evidence seized during search warrants | Berkeley PD
Written By: Jim Emerson
BERKELEY— Detectives arrested three persons in connection with a mass shooting last month in downtown Berkeley. The suspects were taken into custody with help from the U.S. Marshals Service.
The shooting occurred October 8 at 1:05 a.m. Four victims were walking near Telegraph and Durant avenues, when they were accosted by two men who started a fight. Soon they brandished firearms and opened fire—striking the four victims. Witnesses in the vicinity fled in panic.
Isamaeli Mataafa, 29, was killed and three of his family members sustained gunshot wounds. The injured surviving victims are 22, 24 and 28-years-old.
Berkeley police said in a prepared statement. “This shooting is one of the most horrific acts of violence our community has experienced in recent memory.”
Witnesses were interviewed and surveillance camera video was reviewed. Detectives determined the identity of the two men and one woman in connection with the shooting.
Arrest warrants were obtained for Andy G. Gutierrez-Rebollo, 24, of Berkeley, and Michael E. Monrroy-Ramos, 23, of Oakland. A warrant was also obtained for Jessyca M. Monrroy, 31, of Union City. She is a sister of one of the shooting suspects.
All three suspects were arrested October 25. Guitierrez-Rebollo and Monrroy-Ramos are in custody at Santa Rita Jail ineligible for release on bond.
Guitierrez-Rebollo faces 12 charges, including murder and attempted murder, and related firearms charges.
Monrroy-Ramos faces 16 charges including murder, attempted murder, and firearms related charges.
The Monrroy sister is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, and accessory after the fact. She has a prior conviction for grand theft.