RICHMOND -- A man was found shot to death Monday night near the Richmond BART, police said.

The Contra Costa County Coroner identified the man as 30-year-old Richmond resident Faheim Smith. Smith was found about 10:10 p.m. near the corner of 19th Street and Nevin Avenue by a BART police officer, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said. That officer heard a single gunshot and was flagged down by a citizen who said a man was down, Abetkov said.

The intersection is less than a mile from the BART station.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is the 14th homicide victim in Richmond in 2013, a total that includes the March 14 killing of 34-year-old San Pablo resident Raymond Harris in front of the Richmond BART entrance.

Police have not named any suspects but said someone was seen riding a bike in the area around the time the shooting happened, Abetkov said.

Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip with Richmond police by calling 510-232-8477.

Staff writer Katie Nelson contributed to this report. Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.



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