Police Arrest Suspect in July Murder

Berkeley police announced today that, aided by the FBI, they located and arrested a suspect in July 17 fatal shooting of Jermaine Davis on Derby Street. The suspect is Antiown Ramon York, 25, of Pittsburg.

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A 25-year-old Pittsburg man has been arrested and booked on a murder charge in connection with the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Jermaine Davis on Derby Street in Berkeley on July 17, Berkeley police announced today.

Antiown Ramon York was located and arrested Monday in Daly City by Berkeley police with the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Daly City police, according to Berkeley police.

He was arrested without incident and booked into the Berkeley City Jail and was being held without bail, awaiting an arraignment hearing scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Alameda County Superior Court, according to Berkeley police and Alameda County Sheriff's Office records.

"Detectives have been gathering evidence and pursuing leads in relation to Davis’ murder," Berkeley police said in a news release. "Based on the investigation, the District Attorney’s Office charged Antiown York with murder, and a court- filed arrest warrant was issued." 

Berkeley police did not release further information "in the interest of maintaining the integrity of this investigation," according to the news release.

Davis was the younger brother of Charles Davis of Berkeley, who was fatally shot in 2009 by reputed gang members who had been seeking Jermaine, according to prosecutors.

The killing of Davis was one of four homicides in Berkeley last year. The other three were:

On Sept. 8, 22-year-old Anthony Medearis was gunned down in the 1400 block of Eighth Street.

On Aug. 1, 24-year-old Dustin Bynum of Berkeley was shot and killed in the 1800 block of San Pablo Avenue.

In the city's first homicide of the year, Zontee Jones, 34, was fatally shot at San Pablo Avenue and Delaware Street on Feb. 4.


For more police-related news on Berkeley Patch, see our "Police & Fire" section under the “News” tab.    


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