Second Arrest Made in Berkeley Shooting

Anthony Durant turned himself to police.

Anthony Durant.
Anthony Durant.
Police arrested a second suspect this morning in connection with a shooting in Berkeley that sent two people to the hospital earlier this month, police said.

Anthony Durant, 23, of Berkeley turned himself in to police around 3:15 a.m. and was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Durant and Donzale Mejia, 22, of Oakland, are the prime suspects in the June 11 shooting, according to Berkeley Police Department spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats.

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Mejia was taken into custody Thursday morning in Oakland after officers served three search warrants in Berkeley and one in Oakland in connection with the shooting, Coats said. Police said the shooting occurred the area of Russell and California streets.
Officers arrived at the scene around 4:33 p.m. to find two men, 18 and 21 years old, suffering from gunshot wounds. Both men were transported to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

—By Bay City News


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