3 dead after shooting, high speed chase

May 18, 2009 7:22:24 PM PDT
Charles Davis was killed at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The 24-year-old was shot numerous times near 10th Street and Alston Way in Berkeley.

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"He was always a quiet kid, hung around the house around his mother and grandmother Mims, real family oriented, you know," family spokesperson Todd Walker said.

Walker says the young man was a junior studying business at Central State University in Ohio.

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"He was a good kid, left home, went to college, came back and was a victim of the streets," Walker said.

Davis was running errands for his grandmother when he was killed.

Walker says Davis was not into gangs or drugs and he wonders why anyone would want to kill him.

Investigators say the shots were fired from a Cadillac.

Berkeley police chased the suspects at speeds up to 50 miles an hour. The chase ended in North Oakland when the Cadillac plowed into a Mazda on Martin Luther King Jr. Way, killing the driver and a pedestrian.

Police arrested 22-year-old Stephon Anthony and 24-year-old Anthony Price.

Investigators say they found at least one AK-47 in the Cadillac.

Two other suspects ran from the car. Despite an overnight search, police were unable to find them.

Police Monday said the car chase was within department policy.

"The officers believed people involved in that car were just involved in a homicide, there was superiors checking through that six minutes," Officer Andrew Frankel said. "There was a sergeant actually in the first five cars that were on the pursuit itself."

Police have identified the driver of the Mazda who was killed in the collision as 27-year-old Todd Perea of Brentwood.

Police are not releasing the name of the pedestrian who also died.

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