***Update*** Shaun King is reporting John Cowell has been arrested.
He’s in custody. pic.twitter.com/1QIId0C8fI— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 24, 2018
Police are still searching for John Cowell, whom stabbed and murdered Nia Wilson exiting a BART train at MacArthur BART Sunday evening.
News of the horrific murder sent shock waves through out the Bay Area and the world as Celebrities from International artist to professional athletes express there thoughts about Sunday's tragedy.
sending so much love to people born and raised in the bay area before this new wave of hate, racism, and gentrification... shits almost unrecognizable sometimes. can’t afford to live here no more THEN risk being murderered by racist white folks who ain’t from here to begin with?— Kehlani (@Kehlani) July 23, 2018
GETTING TITLES RIGHT SAVES LIVES. making Bay Area citizens aware that a young 18 year old girl was brutally murdered and her sister left in critical condition in a vicious attack by a RACIST/TERRORIST/WHITE SUPREMACIST. this was a HATE CRIME. no “random” bart stabbing. no she wasn’t specifically targeted but her race and gender was. BART, you manage to catch riders who haven’t paid ticket fair, and young graffiti artists with your cameras and operators. YOU CAN CATCH A MURDERER. you are being held accountable. give her family and the families of all young black women in the bay area some peace, get a racist murderer off the streets. I’m so sorry Nia. Pray for her sisters recovery. God be with your family in this difficult time and to my hometown city of Oakland... we are not the kind of people to stand by and watch. we are a people that started revolutions and sparked national inspiration in troubled times of the past. if you know any information please speak up. do not turn your back on this. #JUSTICEFORNIA #NiaWilson SAY HER NAME.
Prayers— Tyler Lockett (@TDLockett12) July 23, 2018
The side of me that believes that most of us possess compassion feels if we can send prayers and resources to save boys in a cave on the other side of the world we surely can rally to find #niawilson 's killer https://t.co/hfd2KUFIsE— Regina King (@ReginaKing) July 23, 2018
Journalists, her name is #NiaWilson. Also, it is ethically irresponsible to keep saying that her death was “random” when the suspect hasn’t been caught to confirm your claims of randomness. If anything it was a TARGETED attack due her race and gender. pic.twitter.com/2H33mN7vpW— LEFT⚫️ (@LeftSentThis) July 23, 2018
Here is the father of #NiaWilson begging for justice upon learning that she had been targeted then stabbed to death by a random white man on the train.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 23, 2018
An unthinkable act of violence.
Via @KTVU pic.twitter.com/bhWvbdYdXf
URGENT - ALL HANDS ON DECK— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 23, 2018
Last night in Oakland a 25-30 year old heavyset white man targeted and slashed the throats of 2 teenage girls - killing 18 y/o #NiaWilson and critically injuring her sister.
We need to find this man IMMEDIATELY.
Full Story: https://t.co/38OjRbbXQn pic.twitter.com/dL2S7RgVuZ