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Victim in fatal shooting at downtown San Francisco BART station identified

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in San Francisco | Isaac Ceja/The Standard

San Francisco’s medical examiner on Monday identified the victim in a fatal shooting last week near the Powell Street BART Station.

Ataviayan Barfield, 21, was pronounced dead Thursday at a hospital after first responders transported him from Market and Powell streets, where police responded to reports of a shooting at 8:39 p.m. that night.

Officers who responded to the shooting received reports of a male suspect and an accompanying female, police said in a statement. Two people matching the description in the area of Eighth and Mission streets were taken into custody.

Daveon Crawford, an 18-year-old man from Sacramento, was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder at San Francisco County Jail. A girl, whose age was not given, was later released into a guardian’s custody.

Police are still investigating the shooting. San Francisco has had 23 confirmed homicides so far in 2023, up slightly over last year.

The killing occurred across the street from the Westfield San Francisco Centre, the mall where initial reports stated the gunshots rang out. It comes shortly after a series of high-profile shootings in San Francisco, most recently an early evening incident on Father's Day that injured six people near Fisherman’s Wharf.

George Kelly can be reached at gkelly@sfstandard.com