Man Arrested Suspected of Shooting at Campus Security Escorts

Man Arrested Suspected of Shooting at Campus Security Escorts
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Written By: Jim Emerson

BERKELEY — A man suspected of committing an aggravated assault near Gayley Road and Hearst Avenue was arrested. The victims are security escorts who work part-time at the Berkeley campus for the University of California Police Department.

On November 20 at 9:06 p.m., someone with a BB gun shot at three student security escorts. Two of the victims got hit by BB pellets, but fortunately no injuries were reported.

The incident was a drive-by shooting, committed by a passenger riding inside a grey Mercedes- Benz sedan. The security escorts who were shot at, contacted University of California police who then responded.

The victims were wearing security escort uniforms. Investigators determined the shooter intended to inflict severe or aggravated bodily injury, by targeting victims with a BB gun.

The implicated Mercedes-Benz was found a few blocks away from where the shooting occurred. The driver was stopped by UCPD. He was placed under arrest near the intersection of Hearst and Euclid avenues.

The suspect is Roy Tongson, a 24-year-old resident of Sacramento. Tongson was booked in jail on suspicion of discharging a BB device in a grossly negligent manner PC 246.3(B). The driver and one other passenger were temporarily detained, before they were released by UCPD.

The investigation of the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information can call the University of California Police Department at 510-642-6760.

Man Arrested Suspected of Shooting at Campus Security Escorts was last modified: December 5th, 2022 by admin
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Jim Emerson

Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.