|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1992, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 2013|
Contra Costa County
Twenty year old Lincoln Plair became Richmond's second homicide of the year on Monday afternoon, when he was found shot to death in the 600 block of Sixth Street.
Mr. Plair was mowing the lawn of a neighbor when approximately four suspects approached him and fired shots; he died at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.
Shocked friends and family milled about the scene, some crying, some staring blankly at the yellow police tape. Lincoln Plair was known for his many friends, and had earlier that day worked at a non-profit event, rebuilding local decaying parks.
Lincoln leaves behind his 79 year old father, whom he was the main caregiver for.
Mr. Plair has been laid to rest, his funeral having been attended by hundreds of friends, family and neighbors; the Pogo Park network raised funds for his funeral through community car washes and other events.
"I don't understand this," a local resident said, through tears. "He was a good kid. Why are we doing this to each other?"
UPDATE, JUNE 2013 - Courtesy of Richmond Confidential:
Richmond police charged three teenagers on Monday in connection with the March 4 fatal shooting of 20-year-old Lincoln Plair. Plair was killed on the 100 block of 6th Street in Richmond while washing a car.
"All three are affiliated with a gang active in North Richmond known as the Swerve Gang," Detective Stina Johanson said. The shooting took place in a rival neighborhood, though Plair is not believed to have been involved in gang activity.
The Contra Costa County district attorney's office charged Richmond residents James Green, 18, Derrick Cooper and Antwone Johnson, both 19, following the arrest of Green on May 31. Cooper and Johnson were already in custody for an unrelated shooting and illegal gun possession, Johanson said.
Plair was known in the community for his service work. "He is the most honorable man I knew," Susie Garcia, a close friend of the victim, said. "He wanted to make a homeless shelter and make Richmond a better place to live in."
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Record added: Mar 08, 2013
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