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Antiown Ramon York arrested for alleged murder of Jermaine Davis

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Berkeley police announced today that a Pittsburg man has been arrested on charges of murdering a 26-year-old Berkeley resident who was fatally shot on July 17.

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats said Antiown Ramon York, 25, was arrested in Daly City Monday on charges of murdering Jermaine Davis.

On July 17, police responding to reports of gunshots at 6:52 p.m. in the 1800 block of Derby Street in South Berkeley found Davis suffering from gunshot wounds. Davis was rushed to a hospital by members of the Berkeley Fire Department and pronounced dead a short time later.

York, also known as Antoine Ramon York, has been charged with murder by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

He is due to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland at 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the court docket.

The criminal complaint says that York has a previous felony conviction in Alameda County Superior Court in 2007 for sale or transportation of marijuana and received a sentence of probation.

In a declaration of probable cause filed with the complaint, Berkeley Police Officer Shan Johnson wrote that phone records show that on July 17, York and Davis had “multiple phone calls between their cellphones, including the last phone call the victim makes.”

Johnson also said an eyewitness allegedly saw Davis and York arguing on the street and saw York shoot Davis with a handgun.

Davis’s death was allegedly the motive for the fatal shooting of 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine in East Oakland about four hours later.

Alaysha was at a friend’s apartment in the 3400 block of Wilson Street for a sleepover when a gunman opened fire into the apartment at about 11:15 p.m., killing Alaysha and wounding three others.

The gunman was identified as 22-year-old Darnell Williams and he was allegedly assisted in planning the attack by 27-year-old Joseph Carroll. The two targeted the apartment in retaliation for Davis’s murder, according to prosecutors.

A preliminary hearing in the murder case against Carroll and Williams began today.

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