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*Bloody Saturday Night Leaves 3 Dead in Berkeley and Oakland

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Three people are dead and a fourth in police custody after a violent Saturday night that began with a murder in Berkeley and ended with a collision in Oakland that killed a motorist and a pedestrian. The homicide in Berkeley triggered a police chase of the suspect’s Cadillac around 6:40 p.m., Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said today. Authorities followed the Cadillac into Oakland and were tailing the speeding car east on Aileen Street when the Cadillac failed to stop at a stop sign at Martin Luther King Jr. Way, according to Thomason. The Cadillac collided with a Mazda traveling south on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The Mazda was forced east across the street and into a pedestrian on the sidewalk in the 5600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Thomason said. The Mazda then crashed into a building at 5640 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.  The driver of the Mazda, a 26-year-old Sunnyvale man, was pronounced dead at the scene, Thomason said. The pedestrian, a 41-year-old Berkeley man, died at a local hospital. Meanwhile, the force of the collision with the Mazda sent the
Cadillac into a Lexus traveling north on Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Thomason said. The driver and passengers of the Lexus were transported to a local
hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Cadillac, a 22-year-old San Leandro resident, was apprehended by Berkeley police officers, Thomason said. All three deaths are being treated as homicides, according to Thomason. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you have any information.

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