Hit-and-run suspect who killed Berkeley woman eludes capture

BERKELEY –A man police believed to have run over and killed a 58-year-old woman on a Berkeley sidewalk after attacking his female passenger has been identified, but police said Saturday he was still on the loose and likely “armed and dangerous.”

The suspect, 29-year-old Alexander McGee, who has a history of run-ins and fights with police, eluded capture Friday when police searched two North Oakland locations, according to a news release from the Berkeley Police Department.

The rampage began Monday morning when a UC Berkeley campus police officer noticed a man parked near Sixth Street and University Avenue “violently attacking a female passenger.”

When the officer tried to intervene, the man sped off “with the woman screaming for help,” police said.

That’s when the suspect drove onto a sidewalk, striking and killing the pedestrian.

Since then, community members have come forward with information pointing to McGee. Police did not make clear what happened to the female passenger who screamed for help.

In addition to two pre-existing warrants for his arrest in Contra Costa County, McGee is now wanted for vehicular manslaughter, hit and run causing death, felony domestic violence and violation of his probation, police say.

“Alexander McGee knows that he is wanted and has been known to flee or fight police,” police said.

Anyone who spots McGee is asked to avoid contact with him and call 911.


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