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.
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