OAKLAND -- The man shot dead on a BART train car at the West Oakland station last weekend was identified Friday as a 19-year-old from Antioch.
The Alameda County coroner's office identified him as Carlos Misael Funez-Romero, whose last known address was in Antioch. Authorities said Funez-Romero came to the United States from Honduras about two years ago. He was identified by relatives within the past day or so.
It was not known if he was on his way to work or to visit someone when he was shot, authorities said.
Information on where he worked was not available.
The killer is still being sought by BART police, who have not yet determined a motive for the shooting or if the gunman and Funez-Romero knew each other. Investigators are looking into the possibility that an argument between the two preceded the shooting, authorities said.
The shooting at 7:50 p.m. Jan. 9 happened as the San Francisco-bound train pulled into the West Oakland station along the Pittsburg-Bay Point line.
It is believed to be the first shooting inside a BART train since one at an El Cerrito station in the 1990s, officials said.
BART police described the suspect as a black man in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall, wearing a backpack, a long green trench coat over a dark hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants.
He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.
Police have released photos of the gunman leaving through the turnstile at the West Oakland station after the shooting and said they have been able to track the station from which the gunman boarded the train. BART police are working with the Oakland Police Department, Alameda County Sheriff's Office and other departments to find the killer.
"We know where he got on, and we know where he got off," BART police Chief Kenton Rainey said Thursday.
"It's just a matter of time before we catch this individual."
Police found a knife at the scene but are still investigating to whom it belonged, Rainey said. Witnesses reported seeing the victim with a knife before shots were fired.