Police: Man with BB gun shoots UC Berkeley student security officers
The students, who are UC Berkeley community service officers, were in uniform as part of the BearWalk night safety escort program.
Three UC Berkeley students who are part of a campus security program were shot at by a man with a BB gun while they were working near campus Sunday night, authorities report.
The students, who are UC Berkeley community service officers, were in uniform Sunday as part of the BearWalk night safety escort program, authorities said.
They were not escorting anyone at the time of the attack, the University of California Police Department told The Berkeley Scanner.
UCPD put out a WarnMe alert about the aggravated assault in the hours after the attack, which took place shortly after 9 p.m. at Gayley Road and Hearst Avenue on the north side of campus.
In the WarnMe, UCPD said people in a gray Mercedes-Benz had shot at the students using a BB gun.
Two of the student community service officers (CSOs) were struck by BB pellets but they did not require medical attention.
Responding officers, from UCPD and the Berkeley Police Department, found the Mercedes-Benz and arrested one of its passengers after identifying him as the shooter, UCPD said.
Two other occupants from the car were detained but released.
On Monday, UCPD identified the arrested man as 24-year-old Ray Tongson of Sacramento.
Tongson is no longer in custody, having posted bail after his arrest, according to Alameda County jail records online.