TBS Today, June 29

Last night we reported the disturbing news about a man who was set on fire by an apparent stranger on University Avenue. He was in critical condition after the attack.

BPD says it's working on updated information to share, but it hasn't come out yet.

We've also asked for an update about the driver who crashed into States the other day. We continue to await a response.

We checked with the coroner today about the man who died outside Safeway on Tuesday. There's no information to share yet pending family notification.

This morning we published two new stories: an update on last week's stranger attack on a student near Cal and the latest on a shooting investigation that police say was solved by DNA.

In other news, Oakland and Emeryville have both reported a recent uptick in ATM robberies. We're not hearing anything like this from Berkeley but we'll check in with BPD.

Today's news

Berkeley man, 69, lit on fire by stranger, in critical condition
Police say the assailant poured gasoline on the man and lit him on fire. Then he fled the scene.
More details emerge about sex crime attack near UC Berkeley
Surveillance video showed Wilmer Guerra Peña follow the woman from Kip’s bar and attack her on College Avenue, police say.
Shot by clerk he tried to rob, DNA led to man’s to arrest: BPD
Police say DNA linked Armoni Traylor to an armed robbery attempt at Black & White liquors that left the cashier with a gunshot wound to the hand.

In case you missed it

Berkeley approves budget, ‘reimagining’ policing continues
“Our commitment to look at a new approach to public safety remains,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín said Tuesday night.

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