Victim of Richmond’s first homicide in nearly five months ID’d

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Victim of Richmond's first homicide in nearly five months ID'd
A photo taken Sunday in the area of the homicide scene in the 1000 block of S. 55th Street in Richmond. (By Mike Kinney)

The victim of Richmond’s first homicide in nearly five months was identified by the Contra Costa coroner’s office as 20-year-old Javoni Foster of Antioch.

Foster was fatally shot in the 1000 block of S. 55th Street about 1 p.m. Saturday, Richmond police spokesperson Lt. Felix Tan sad.

After being shot, Foster drove off from the shooting scene before crashing nearby at Bayview and Ells, Tan said.

No suspect information was available, and the investigation is ongoing.

The incident marked the city’s first homicide since Nov. 14, 2017, the longest in recorded history, according to Richmond police Chief Allwyn Brown.

Following the homicide, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt confirmed that the end of the city’s record streak of 145 days without a homicide, adding he is “quietly for a one-homicide 2018.”

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  1. You want less homicides? Run the gang members and drug dealers out of your city. That road is traveled frequently by many that need to access freeways. Some have referenced a lot of activity in that area and it’s surprising the city has not done more to stop it.

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