3 arrested in shooting death of religious student near UC Berkeley campus

3 arrested after shooting near UC Berkeley

Three people have been arrested following the death of Eli Mataafa at UC Berkeley.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Three people have been arrested in Berkeley in connection with a deadly shooting near the UC Berkeley campus that killed one person and injured three others.

Berkeley police took Andy Gutierrez-Rebollo, 24, and Michael Monroy-Ramos, 23, into custody on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and a third person, Jessyca Monroy, 31, faces additional charges.

They are accused of killing 29-year-old Isamaeli Eli Mataafa on Oct. 8 on Telegraph Avenue and Durant Street, south of Cal’s campus.

He was a student at the Pacific School of Religion. Three of his family members, all in their 20s, were injured in the shooting.

Mataafa’s relatives described him as a mentor in the local Samoan community who was in Berkeley for a “boys night out” when he was murdered.

He attended Kanana Fou Theological Seminary in American Samoa before moving to the Bay Area.

No motive or connection was given.

After the shooting, UC Berkeley hired private security guards for some nearby dormitories.

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