BERKELEY -- Berkeley police announced a $15,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in last week's death of a man inside his apartment.

The victim has been identified as 54-year-old Berkeley resident Sylvan Fuselier, who was found inside his residence Friday in the 1100 block of Addison Street during a welfare check by police.

Fuselier's death is Berkeley's first homicide of 2014, according to Officer Jennifer Coats, a Berkeley police spokeswoman.

Police have declined to disclose any circumstances around Fuselier's death, but said that it does not appear to be a random act. An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Berkeley Police Department's Homicide Division at 510-981-5741 or 510- 981-5900. Callers who want to remain anonymous can also call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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