SAN FRANCISCO—On July 3, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office announced that Trevor Belmont, 49, of San Francisco also known as Hoak Taing was charged in connection to a fatal incident at Powell Street BART Station on July 1.

Belmont was scheduled to be arraigned on July 5, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 10 at the Hall of Justice.  He is charged with one count of murder (PC 187(a)).  The criminal complaint also alleges that the defendant personally inflicted great bodily injury on a vulnerable victim (PC 1203.09(a)) and that he intentionally killed the victim while lying in wait (PC 190.2(a)(15)).  The District Attorney’s Office moved to have him detained pending trial due to the public safety risk he poses.

According to BART Police, on July 1, at approximately 11:06 p.m., BART Police officers responded to an incident involving a Millbrae-bound train at Powell Street Station. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 74-year-old victim who had allegedly been pushed into the path of the train by Belmont.

The victim sustained severe head injuries and fell onto the platform. BART Police Officers and paramedics rendered immediate aid, and the victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where she later died. Belmont was apprehended by BART Police at the scene.

Although charges have been filed, the case remains under investigation. Anyone with details is asked to call the BART Police Department Tip Line at (510) 464-7000 or text BART Police at (510)-200-0992. Tipsters may remain anonymous.