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Suspect Arrested in Berkeley Homicide

Berkeley police announced tonight, Wednesday, that they arrested a 24-year-old San Leandro man, Krishna Ferreira, as the suspected killer of 24-year-old Dustin Bynum of Berkeley, who was fatally shot Aug. 1 on San Pablo Avenue.

Berkeley police car. Photo credit: Charles Burress
Berkeley police car. Photo credit: Charles Burress
Berkeley police have arrested a 23-year-old San Leandro man in connection with the Aug. 1 killing of 24-year-old Dustin Bynum of Berkeley, who was fatally shot in the 1800 block of San Pablo Avenue.

Krishna Ferreira was arrested in San Leandro Tuesday and booked into the Santa Rita jailed on a murder charge, according to a police news release issued tonight, Wednesday.

About 9:18 p.m. on August 1, police responding to reports of multiple shots found Bynum suffering from gunshot wounds on San Pablo, near the Albatross Pub. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. It was the city's third homicide this year.

"Detectives have been gathering evidence and pursuing leads in relation to Bynum’s murder since August," the news release said. "Detectives developed information implicating Ferreira as a suspect in Bynum’s murder and an arrest warrant was sought. ... The case has been forwarded to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for charging.

"In the interest of maintaining the integrity of this investigation, BPD will not be releasing anything further at this time."

Ferreira is being held without bail, according to inmate records of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department.

The news of the arrest comes a day after Berkeley police released the name of the victim in the city's most recent homicide, the fourth of the year. Fatally shot on Sunday near 8th and Page streets in Berkeley was 22-year-old Berkeley resident Anthony Medearis, Berkeley police said Tuesday.

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For other police-related news on Berkeley Patch, see our "Police and Fire" section.    

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