BART police name suspect in deadly Civic Center shooting

BART's chief of police on Friday named the suspect who was involved in a deadly shooting at the Civic Center station.  

At a news conference, Police Chief Ed Alvarez identified the shooting suspect as Shane Holman, 24, of San Francisco.

Records show that Holman is a convicted felon with a criminal record in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

The BART station shut down Thursday evening for hours after a man, who has not yet been identified was killed in a shooting shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Alvarez said the victim was riding alone down an escalator when Holman allegedly chased after him and shot him on the platform. 

"The suspect allegedly shot th victim at close range with a handgun on the platform at the bottom of an escalator," the chief said. "The victim was shot from behind."

Alvarez did not state whether officers were aware if the men knew each other or what prompted the fight. He also said it appeared preliminarily that the victim may have been targeted by the suspect.

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A witness, who was standing on the platform, told BART employees she heard arguing and then shots fired. She told them she saw a gun slide across the platform. She then ran upstairs to report what happened to the station agent. 

BART officials said officers were able to swiftly respond because police officers who were assigned to ride trains had stepped off at Civic Center just as the shooting took place. 

KTVU has learned that BART police officers Matt Campbell and Juan Gutierrez had just gotten off a train when they heard a commotion on the platform. Holman jumped into the trackway and tried to run away but was arrested by the officers after a brief struggle.

Additional officers were already on hand at the station, according to BART. 

"Six BART police personnel responded within approximately one minute of the incident," Alvarez said. "I'm a firm believer that presence equals safety."

Holman was arrested on suspicion of murder and weapons violations. He's being held at San Francisco County Jail. 

The tracks reopened about 12:30 a.m. Friday.