Bay Area Briefs

Sunday September 29, 2002

Man receives 15 stitches in ear after BART knifing 

SAN FRANCISCO โ€“ BART Police say they are looking for a man who pulled a knife during an argument Thursday evening and slashed a man's ear inside the 24th Street BART station in San Francisco. 

The victim received 15 stitches and has been released from the hospital, police say. 

The men, both of whom were in their early 30s, entered the station at around 6:30 p.m. Thursday and were apparently arguing over money or a ticket, police say. 

After injuring the man with a knife, the man fled the scene on foot and police are still looking for him. 

Fremont attempted homicide suspect at large 

FREMONT โ€“ Fremont police today are looking for an attempted homicide suspect who stabbed a man early Thursday morning. 

Police say officers called to 34500 Freemont Blvd. at 1:30 a.m. Thursday found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. He is currently in stable condition at an area hospital and is expected to survive the attack. 

Police say the victim was only able to provide limited information about his attacker, though investigators believe the stabbing was the result of a verbal altercation. 

The suspect has not yet been identified and is still outstanding. 

Richmond police  

investigating two homicides  

RICHMOND โ€“ Police in Richmond are investigating two unrelated homicides in which city residents were found dead in their doorways. 

The first victim was discovered at around 6:09 p.m. Thursday after officers patrolling southwest Richmond heard gunshots fired near South 15th Street and Florida Avenue. 

They soon found 23-year-old Terry Wayne Forks lying across the doorway of a residence in the 200 block of South 15th Street. Emergency personnel pronounced him dead at the scene. 

Police Sgt. Enos Johnson says it appears Forks was standing on a small, raised porch in front of the doorway when he was shot multiple times by a handgun-wielding suspect who fled on foot afterward. The motive for the killing is unknown. 

Police say Forks' murder appears to be unrelated to a second killing that occurred early Friday in the 500 block of 16th Street. 

Johnson says that at about 12:22 a.m., officers responding to reports of shots fired in the area arrived at the scene to find 31-year-old Shonte Leon Thompson dead and lying across an apartment doorway. 

A preliminary investigation indicates that Thompson was standing in front of the apartment when he was approached from a common driveway area by a suspect who fired multiple rounds before fleeing on foot. 

Again, police say they have no motive for the murder.