OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The Alameda County Coroner on Friday identified the man who was fatally shot on a BART train at the West Oakland station last weekend as Antioch resident Carlos Misael Funez-Romero.
The coroner’s report indicated that Funez-Romero was 19 years old and died of multiple bullet wounds at 8:02 p.m. last Saturday evening. Officers who responded to the shooting provided first aid to the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities had previously noted they were having some difficulty identifying the passenger.
At a Thursday news conference, a police investigator said the victim had a Honduran identification card that turned out to be fake. While the photo on the ID card resembles the victim, the thumb print on the card does not match the victim’s thumb print.
BART Police released surveillance photos of the suspect in the shooting Thursday afternoon and asked for the public’s help in finding him.
The photos show the suspect as he was exiting the West Oakland station shortly after the shooting, which occurred on a San Francisco International Airport-bound train as it was approaching the West Oakland station at about 7:45 p.m. Saturday.
“We’re seeking the public’s help in identifying him. Somebody out there knows this individual,” Rainey said.
He said the shooting was “a pretty brazen, random act” and police want to catch the culprit.
The Saturday shooting happened at about 7:40 p.m. and brought transit through the Transbay Tube to a near standstill for hours.
The suspect in the shooting has been at large since the Saturday night incident. He was last seen fleeing the West Oakland BART station by the 99 Cent Store located at 1440 7th Street located directly across from the station.
BART police described the suspect as a bald black man in his late 20s to early 30s who is between 6 feet and 6 feet 4 inches tall with a skinny build and broad shoulders.
The suspect was last seen wearing a long green jacket with a hood, jeans, a dark backpack and tan hiking or construction style boots. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.
Police said witnesses reported that the suspect used a handgun to shoot the victim multiple times and then fled on foot from the train at the West Oakland station.
He said anyone with information about the suspect should call (510) 464-7040 and ask for Detective Sanchez or Sgt. Power or can call (510) 464-7011 to make an anonymous tip.
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