The driver in a fatal hit-and-run collision on University Avenue in Berkeley last Monday remains at large, and Berkeley police now say they've identified the suspect thanks to tips from the public.
The suspect is 29-year-old Alexander McGee of Oakland, as Berkeleyside reports. McGee is now wanted on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run causing death, felony domestic violence, and a probation violation. He already had two warrants out for his arrest in Contra Costa County for evading police and burglary, both dating back to 2018.
McGee is believed to have assaulted a woman inside a Nissan sedan around 10:30 a.m. last Monday, January 20, and Berkeley police approached the vehicle after hearing the woman's screams. McGee, who police say was driving the car, then allegedly fled the area in a hurry and, in the process, struck a 58-year-old transient woman who was on the sidewalk at 811 University Avenue. The car then sped toward the I-80 freeway and disappeared.
As the Chronicle reports, police searched two locations in North Oakland on Friday, but still have not located McGee.
In a statement, Berkeley police officer Byron White said, "Based on the severity of these crimes and his previous history, Alexander McGee is considered armed and dangerous. Alexander McGee knows that he is wanted and has been known to flee or fight police." McGee stands 5 feet, 6 inches and weighs about 150 pounds. The public is asked to avoid eye contact if they spot McGee, and to contact the BPD homicide division at 510-981-5741.