Man punches train passenger in the head, killing him: Cops

Authorities in California have a suspect in custody after an attack at an Oakland-area transit station left a man dead earlier this month.

According to KRON, 47-year-old Don Stevens was punched in his face on the morning of July 21 at the Bay Fair Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, station.

The victim fell to the ground where he was found to be unresponsive, according to police reports.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene and attempted to revive Stevens before he was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced brain dead a short time later.

Reports indicate 24-year-old Jashawn Combs surrendered to authorities on Monday following efforts by authorities to identify the suspect.

A statement from BART police indicated the Fremont resident turned himself in to Oakland police.

Prior to his surrender, screenshots taken from surveillance footage at station were shared extensively online depicting the suspect.

Combs is accused of punching the victim with a closed fist and leaving the scene.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the BART line has been the scene of other recent violent crimes.

Police say that on the same weekend that Stevens was killed, a parolee is accused of stabbing two young sisters at one BART station and was apprehended at another. One victim has since died from her injuries.

A total of three homicides have been reported along the BART line in the area in a period of less than two weeks.

[Featured image: Jashawn Combs, Bay Area Rapid Transit police]