Suspect in fatal Bay Fair Station shooting arrested


Suspect in fatal Bay Fair Station shooting arrested

BART's Police Chief Kenton Rainey today announced homicide suspect Jabrie Bennett was arrested by Oakland Police Officers yesterday, Friday March 29.  Bennett is accused of firing shots near the bus zone at the Bay Fair Station on January 19, 2013, killing Kenneth Lee Seets, an innocent bystander who was waiting for a bus.

On February 13th, BART Police announced it had identified 18-year-old Jabrie Bennett as the main suspect in the case and had been working with Oakland Police Department to determine his whereabouts.  “Because the shooting was in broad daylight and in a public area, Bennett was considered armed and dangerous," Chief Rainey said.

On Friday, an Oakland Police Department unit was on patrol in East Oakland when they contacted Bennett for the homicide warrant issued by BART Police.  Bennett was taken into custody and was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail on the murder warrant and a narcotics violation. BART Detectives will continue with their murder investigation.

“I offer my deepest condolences to the victims' family and friends. I would like to thank BART detectives and the Alameda County District Attorney’s office for their diligent work and Oakland Police for partnering with us in bringing the suspect into custody and off the street," Chief Rainey said.