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San Rafael Transit Center Gunman Identified

Police say shooter was Ladrakeous Sonny Dean, a 24-year-old former Marin City resident, who was on parole.

The suspect in Friday's shooting at the San Rafael Transit Center is still at large, but police have identified the man as Ladrakeous Sonny Dean, a 24-year-old now wanted for attempted murder.

The shooting took place Friday at the Transit Center, prompting an area-wide search, said SRPD Public Information Officer Margo Rohrbacher.

Dean, who has the nicknames of “Drake” or “D” is 6’-2” and weighs 185 pounds; he has brown hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion.  Dean is currently on parole from Solano County for home invasion robbery. He is considered armed and dangerous and anyone seeing Dean should call 911 immediately, Rohrbacher said.

Dean approached the victim on Platform D at the Transit Center and shot him at close range. The 22-year-old male victim remains hospitalized and is expected to survive.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. This phone number will accommodate all languages. Callers can remain anonymous and may earn a possible reward. Tips can be made online at www.bayareacrimestoppers.org.

Information can also be provided by using the SRPD Silent Witness tip form.

Mark Solomons December 15, 2012 at 11:51 PM
holy guacamole - more - and more - violence...Guns? Weapons of mass destruction - BAN THEM.
Rebecca Chapman December 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM
maybe the mill valley cops could stop following me around downtown for a moment & focus on helping our neighbors up north solve this very sad crime...
Lynn M December 16, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Where's the rest of the story? Why - gang, drugs, debt, personal score?
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr December 16, 2012 at 07:49 AM
Recidivism by a violent felon, I am shocked. Was he paroled because the leftists in Sacramento have not built enough prison cells and he promised to be good?
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr December 16, 2012 at 07:50 AM
Will his "rehabilitation" include target practice so that he can improve his trade skills?
sheri December 16, 2012 at 08:36 AM
That guy is really scary looking! When did this kind of stuff start happening in Marin?
Susan Clark December 16, 2012 at 09:04 PM
I hate Gangs!
Kevin Moore December 17, 2012 at 03:16 PM
He was a felon with a handgun. Do you think he acquired it legally? The home invasion shooting in Greenbrae was a felon with a handgun. The cartels in Mexico have no problems getting guns and ammo. If guns get banned, they will just have two more products to import into the USA.
Kevin Moore December 17, 2012 at 03:22 PM
It is illegal to furnish firearms to felons and the mentally unstable. Most gun owners will agree with those laws. We need to fine tune those two laws and close the loopholes. Tougher punishment if you furnish a firearm used in a crime. (Strawman purchase and gun running.)
Anthony December 17, 2012 at 05:12 PM
When I got off the bus for my morning commute to work in San Rafael, I saw a SRPD car paroling in and out of the bus pads. I also saw 4 security officers walking around the transit center. Seems much safer now! Hopefully this is long term and not just for the week. Do you have any word on that, Nicole?
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr December 17, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Why aren't 250,000 Marin residents informed and involved and commenting on these problems?
Anthony December 17, 2012 at 07:20 PM
I wonder the same thing, Jerome.
Nicole Ely (Editor) December 17, 2012 at 07:23 PM
I know that the SRPD have been focusing on problems at the Transit Center for a while. However, I think the increased patrols are for the time being. I'll asked them about that and get back to you.
Dalilah December 28, 2012 at 03:33 PM
WHAT WOULD IT MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER IF YOU HAD A REASON OR WHAT.IS IT ANYOF YPUR CONCERN AS TO WHY IT HAPPEND.IF IT WAS OVER DRUGS,MONEY,SEX,IDK BUT IDO KNOW THE GUY WHO GOT SHOT AND HE TALKSS A LOT OF SHIT MAYBE HE JUST TALKED THE WRONG SHIT TO THE WRONG PERSON ON THE WRONG DAY

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