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Labor Day homicide victim identified

on September 5, 2013

Faheim Smith, a 30-year-old man from Richmond, was shot and killed Monday night near the Richmond BART station. 

An assailant shot Smith just after 10 p.m. near the corner of Nevin Avenue and 19th Street, Richmond Police Sergeant Nicole Abetkov said. 

A BART police officer was the first to find the victim, after hearing a gun shot from the area, said BART’s Deputy Chief of Field Operations Benson Fairow. 

Smith was bleeding from a single gun shot wound, when the officer found him, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man seen riding off on a bicycle is the only possible suspect at this point, Abetkov said. 

This is the second homicide at, or nearby, the Richmond BART station in the past six months and the 14th this year in Richmond.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Richmond Police Department tip line at, 510-233-1214.



  1. laura on September 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    its crazy how people cant even walk to the bart with out being rob-shot-or killed they dont have crameras no where in site thats why there so much people dieing at that bart stating i think that bart should be closed if they cant protect the people that walk through then why have a bart in that area……r.i.p. baby faheim

    • Angela Gibson on September 7, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      It’s crazy they don’t really care who is around they just shoot rather its kids parents grandparents and innocent bystanders my daughter was shot on April 6 it’s not safe to go anymore no more now my lil cousin just got shot and my granddaughter father when will this ever stop

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