San Francisco Medical Examiner identifies suspect in BART Police officer involved shooting


San Francisco Medical Examiner identifies suspect in BART Police officer involved shooting

The San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified the suspect as Charles B. Hill. Mr. Hill was shot by a BART Police officer on Sunday, July 3 after a confrontation on the platform of the Civic Center Station.

Mr. Hill, who was 45-years-old, is said to have had no known address.

As this is the only new information in the case, BART will not be holding a media briefing today. BART is taking the lead in communications related to this incident.


Ongoing Investigation
The San Francisco Police Department has taken the lead in the criminal investigation of the shooting. BART Police will conduct its own internal administrative investigation. BART continues to urge witnesses to come forward with whatever information they have by contacting our criminal investigations division at (510) 464-7040.


What Happened

The officer involved shooting happened not long after BART Police dispatchers received a call of a drunk who was unsteady on his feet and in danger of falling off the platform at the Civic Center/UN Plaza Station around 9:30 pm. By 9:45 pm two BART officers had arrived on the platform. One minute later, the officers reported shooting the man.

Paramedics took the individual to the hospital where medical personnel pronounced him dead about an hour later.

This is the 6th officer involved shooting in BART's 40-year history.