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Police make arrest in fatal Muni train shooting

The San Francisco Police Department Friday announced the arrest of a suspect in the fatal Muni train shooting earlier this week.

Authorities said officers and investigators Thursday served search and arrest warrants in the 1000 block of Power Avenue in Pittsburg at approximately 7:50 p.m. With the help of the Pittsburg Police Department, SFPD was able to take a suspect into custody without incident.

The 26-year-old male suspect was transported to San Francisco where he was booked on charges of homicide, carrying a concealed firearm and using a firearm in the act of felony, police said.

One victim, a 70-year-old male who was a bystander, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A second victim, a 27-year-old male, died at the scene, police said. He has since been identified as Nesta Bowen.

On Wednesday, San Francisco police arrived at Muni Metro’s Forest Hill station of a reported shooting at 9:56 a.m, but when officers arrived, the train had already left the station and was headed toward the Castro station. Officers arrived at the Castro station and located two victims on the train. The suspect had fled the scene before police arrived.

After the shooting incident, police released images of a person of interest captured in video footage aboard the Muni train.

San Francisco police said the incident appeared to be isolated and not related to Pride events or targeting of any specific group or community.

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