TBS Today, Aug. 31

Some breaking news just published: Police are investigating gunfire on Bonar Street.

The shooting happened at about 5:10 p.m. Here's what we know.

Gunfire on Bonar, police investigation underway
Arriving officers located rifle casings but have so far found no victims.

We'll update this story shortly with our usual gunfire stats.

Also, today's courthouse exclusive: Nearly three years after a fatal shooting on a quiet Berkeley street in 2020, the killer is set to be sentenced to 21 years in prison, the result of a recent plea deal.

The homicide on Glen Avenue shocked the neighborhood.

Man set to serve 21 years after fatal Berkeley Hills shooting
Jessie McAllister, then 26, was charged with the murder of 39-year-old Alfred Charles Taylor Jr. at a home in the 1100 block of Glen Avenue.

Worth noting that a 21-year sentence does not actually mean 21 years in prison. We'll aim to drill down into that during the sentencing hearing in January.

Fire on Woolsey

Police and firefighters on Woolsey Street. Scanner Insider

We had some inquiries today about a house fire in the 2600 block of Woolsey Street just before 2 p.m.

BFD tells us that "crews arrived and reported smoke on the front side of the structure with painting crews on scene. It was confirmed that the fire started on the exterior of the building and made its way into the walls and crawl spaces of the structure. The fire was extinguished and all crawl spaces were checked for extension."

Initial damage is estimated is $50,000. There were no injuries and the cause remains under investigation.

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