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* Kenneth Warren Shot and Killed on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley

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The victim of a fatal shooting in Berkeley Thursday night has been identified as 32-year-old Kenneth Warren, police said today. The shooting was reported at about 6:50 p.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of Shattuck Avenue, near Emerson Street. Police Lt. Dave Frankel said Warren, a Hercules resident, worked near the shooting site at Don’s Headquarters barber shop at 3019 Shattuck Ave. Warren was struck multiple times by the gunfire, Frankel said. He said police don’t have any information about suspects or a motive in the shooting except to say that they don’t think it was a random incident.  The shooting was Berkeley’s first homicide of the year.

There have been several other homicides in the vicinity of Emerson Street and Shattuck Avenue in recent years. On Sept. 12, 2010, 35-year-old Adolfo Ignacio Celedon of Chile, who was walking with his girlfriend, was fatally shot at the corner of Emerson and Adeline streets. The case hasn’t been solved. On Oct. 6, 2008, Davon Faison, who was 15 at the time, fatally shot his father, 40-year-old Charles Faison, at the family’s residence at 2022 Emerson St., which is between Shattuck Avenue and Adeline Street. Davon was convicted of murder in juvenile court and will be held at a juvenile facility until he turns 25.

On Oct. 10, 2007, police found 9-year-old Amir Hassan dead at an apartment at 3011 Shattuck Ave., near Emerson Street, and said he may have been dead for at least 36 hours. The boy’s mother, Misti Hassan, later pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 11 years in state prison.

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