Sereinat’e Henderson Wiki Bio of Incident
Sereinat’e Henderson was a 19-year-old Berkeley woman who dies after a drive-by shooting. Sereinat’e Henderson was two months pregnant when she was killed.
Who was Sereinat’e Henderson
A 19-year-old Berkeley woman who was injured Wednesday night in a drive-by shooting on Prince Street died, her family and friends told Berkeleyside.
HEARTBREAKING: A $50k reward is being offered for information on the shooting death of a pregnant 19-year-old mother in Berkeley. Police say Sereinat’e Henderson was the victim of a drive-by shooting Wednesday night. https://t.co/PnLZC429ay pic.twitter.com/Q5eDwI62FJ
— Alex Savidge (@AlexSavidgeKTVU) October 24, 2020
Sereinat’e Henderson was two months pregnant when she was killed, they said. Henderson was in a car with her baby and several other family members Wednesday when someone in another vehicle opened fire on them shortly before 7 p.m. in Prince, off Ellis Street. According to public records, Henderson at one point lived in an apartment in Ellis about two blocks from where the shooting occurred.
Tribute to Sereinat’e Henderson
On Thursday night, mourners set up a small memorial for the young woman, whose first name was pronounced “Serenity.” There were candles, flowers, balloons, and a small stuffed unicorn in the corner near the intersection where the shooting occurred.
Occasionally, neighbors would visit the memorial to pay their respects to Henderson, and several people who knew her also briefly parked. But otherwise, the stable was almost empty, apart from the neighbors walking their dogs.
Henderson’s mother-in-law, K., arrived on the block shortly before 8 p.m. She had driven to Berkeley on Thursday to try to find out what happened. (She asked to be identified by her first initial only because very little is known about the circumstances of the shooting at this time.)
“She was a tiny little thing but she had the biggest spirit,” K. said, referring to Henderson, whose little figure was under 5 feet.
“It just doesn’t make sense,” she added. “She was pregnant. They did an ultrasound yesterday.”
K. said her son and Henderson were dating in high school. They met at a party in Berkeley when Henderson was 14 years old.
“They were each other’s first love,” he said. “They grew up together and had my grandson. And they were about to have another. ”
K. said Henderson was an amazing girl who had the skills and the personality to achieve whatever she wanted in life. She was very happy and had strong leadership qualities, said K.
K. learned of the shooting Wednesday night when her phone started ringing with calls from friends and family.
“They all started calling me at the same time,” he said. “South Berkeley is small.”
Ben Bartlett, who represents South Berkeley on the City Council, wrote on Twitter Thursday night that he and Mayor Jesse Arreguín intend to launch what he called “a regional effort to address gun violence.”
“Enough is enough,” wrote Bartlett. “Please send your prayers and thoughts to the victim.”
The Berkeley Police Department has said little about the shooting since the initial report Wednesday night.
Who is Sereinat’e Henderson Suspect Killer
Sereinat’e Henderson’s Murder suspect is still Unknown There is also a reward offered by Police for providing info of Sereinate’s suspct.
— Berkeley Police (@berkeleypolice) October 23, 2020
Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call BPD’s Homicide Department at 510-981-5741.
Henderson’s murder was Berkeley’s fifth homicide in 2020.
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