SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Bay Space authorities have arrested a person suspected of punching a subway passenger who died of head accidents this month in certainly one of three current homicides within the area’s subway prepare stations.
Jashawn Combs, 24, turned himself in after police circulated pictures of the July 21 assault captured on surveillance cameras, Bay Space Speedy Transit spokesman Chris Filippi mentioned Monday.
Transit police mentioned a suspect punched Don Stevens as soon as within the head with a closed fist on a subway platform. Stevens, 47, fell and struck his head on the concrete ground. A coroner mentioned Stevens, who was homeless, died of head accidents.
Filippi mentioned Combs was accompanied by members of the family when he turned himself in, however didn’t know if a lawyer was current. He was booked on suspicion of homicide and Alameda County Jail data didn’t point out if Combs is represented by an lawyer.
Investigators mentioned the surveillance video reveals Stevens and an unidentified passenger arguing as they received off a prepare within the metropolis of San Leandro subsequent to Oakland.
The video then reveals a suspect police allege is Combs punching Stevens on the platform. The video suggests Combs didn’t know Stevens or the unidentified passenger, BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas mentioned final week.
Stevens’ dying occurred the day earlier than an Oakland teen was stabbed to dying and her sister was critically injured as they tried to alter subway trains.
John Lee Cowell, a 27-year-old transient with a historical past of violence was arrested and charged with the homicide of Nia Wilson, 18, and the tried homicide of her sister Letifah Wilson. Rojas mentioned it appeared that the assault was “random and unprovoked” however an investigation remains to be underway.
Cowell has been assigned a public defender from Alameda county, however the public defender’s workplace didn’t instantly return a phone message Tuesday looking for remark.
In a 3rd assault on the subway system this month, one other passenger died July 22 from accidents sustained 4 days earlier throughout an on a prepare platform.
Abdul Bey, 20, was arrested on a battery cost after he allegedly received right into a combat with Gerald Bisbee, 51, on a prepare on July 18. Bisbee left the prepare with a bloody lip and small reduce on the again of his knee.
Bisbee sought medical consideration the subsequent day after falling ailing. He was examined, handled and discharged that evening and located lifeless in his residence July 20. Police mentioned he died from an an infection of the knee wound.
Bey is represented by the Contra Costa County public defender’s workplace, which didn’t instantly return a phone message Tuesday looking for remark.