Police Make Arrest in Light Rail Shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police have arrested a 30-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting another man in the back of the head in what police believe was a random attack.

Police say Nikhom Thephakaysone was taken into custody on Tuesday outside his home in the city's Oceanview District.

He is suspected of shooting the 20-year-old male victim on Monday night after the victim got off a light-rail car.

Police have told the San Francisco Chronicle the shooting appears to have been a random, unprovoked attack.

Thephakaysone's arrest came after police released surveillance footage of a suspect taken from the light-rail car and asked for the public's help in identifying him.

Police said they planned to release additional details about the case at a news conference scheduled for Thursday.

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