A 21-year-old Fremont man was shot and killed at a popular Berkeley hills turnout Sunday morning, a University of California at Berkeley police lieutenant said. Alverto Santana-Silva was shot around 5:30 a.m. at an overlook off of Grizzly Peak Boulevard near signpost 16 that is frequented by people looking at the view of the Bay and hills, UC Berkeley police Lt. Marc DeCoulode said. There were three different groups at the turnout, which is on university land, and several people got into an argument. Santana-Silva intervened in the argument, however he did not know the people involved, DeCoulode said. About 30 minutes after he intervened in the fight, one of the people who had left returned. He came up and shot Santana-Silva while he was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car, DeCoulode said.
Santana-Silva was shot several times and pronounced dead at the scene, DeCoulode said. Before authorities arrived, the suspect fled. The suspect is believed to be a Hispanic or Filipino man in his mid 20s or 30s. He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and roughly 200 pounds with a bald or shaved head. The suspect had initially left the turnout with an Asian woman who stood about 5 feet 3 inches. She was described as being in her 20s and had black hair in a ponytail. When the suspect returned, the woman was no longer with him and he was a passenger in a car. He is believed to have fled in that vehicle. He is associated with two different cars including a candy apple red Chevy Caprice, or similar sedan, with large chrome wheels with spokes, and a white Chevy Suburban, or similar car, DeCoulode said. Several people were held and questioned but have since been released.
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