Daly City man killed in Saturday morning shooting

on May 7, 2013

A man shot and killed in Richmond while driving his car Saturday morning was identified Monday by the Contra Costa County Coroner as Daly City resident Rodel Sarmiento.

The 43-year-old’s death occurred on Chanslor Avenue near 18th Street. Richmond Police spokeswoman Detective Nicole Abetkov said no one else was injured.

The homicide occurred just after 7 a.m. and police responded to the scene after the department’s ShotSpotter system picked up the shooting.

Sarmiento was shot multiple times, before his car crashed into a house on Chanslor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Abetkov said the police are still looking for more information and any suspects related to the homicide.

Sarmiento’s death is Richmond’s ninth homicide this year. One of the homicides occurred at the Richmond BART station in March and is under investigation by Richmond and BART police.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Detective Caston at (510) 620-6622. A $10,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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