Delmond Carter, 31, was discovered Saturday morning in a Honda Civic in the parking lot of a housing project not far from the corner of Ingalls Street and LaSalle Avenue in Bayview-Hunters Point. He was shot dead, making him the 19th homicide of the year.
The San Francisco Chronicle's brief but well-written article about "Blackbird" Carter contained a number of details. He was in and out of jail for much of his life and was a talented artist -- but couldn't overcome drug and alcohol problems.
Carter's murder is the first since Shanta Sparks was shot dead on May 9.