Berkeley officials are offering a $15,000 reward in the case of a man who was shot and then sought help at a University of California, Berkeley sorority house before he collapsed and died, a police spokesman announced today.
The reward is the maximum amount allowed by a city resolution that approves up to $15,000 per homicide victim, according to Officer Ed Galvan, who also said investigators have interviewed numerous possible witnesses but have yet to receive credible tips.
Wayne Drummond, 23, died shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 4 at the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority house at 2311 Prospect St.
Police have repeatedly met with family members, who reside in Southern California, about how the investigation into Drummond's mysterious death will be handled.
Police say they think Drummond was shot at an unknown location and then walked or was driven to the sorority house, which is located near Memorial Stadium.
He said Drummond was seen on Telegraph Avenue about 1:30 a.m. or 2 a.m. Monday. One witness told police he saw Drummond arguing with another man on Telegraph Avenue, but the argument "was not very animated" and the witness didn't think Drummond was in danger at the time.
Police are asking anyone who saw Drummond or has information about his death to call Berkeley police homicide investigators at (510) 981-5900.Story