Man Dies After Being Shot in Face in Johnson Drive Incident

The man was discovered late Friday. No arrests had been made in the shooting, police said.

A 23-year-old man who was shot in the face in La Mesa died in a hospital early Saturday, according to police and the county Medical Examiner’s Office. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

Officers were called to the 9100 block of Johnson Drive about 9:45 p.m. Friday on a report of a vehicle crash.

Instead, officers found the fatally wounded victim lying on the ground nearby, with a place of injury listed as the 4800 block of Myrtle Lane. He died at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.

Witnesses in the area told police they had heard a gunshot, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, according to police and the Medical Examiner's Office. His name was not immediately released.

No arrests had been made in connection with the shooting, police said.
Police asked anyone with information to call them at (619) 667-1400 or contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or online at sdcrimestoppers.com.

—City News Service

Bill Kay September 27, 2012 at 09:38 PM
The waters are getting choppy out there , and still the bad guys are the only ones that have the guns . Switzerland has the lowest crime rate in the world , I wonder why , maybe its because the govt says the people must own guns for self defence.
Batman September 27, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Every felony that goes to trial nets the criminal justice industry a huge profit. And high crime statistics justify the expansion of law enforcement bureaucracies, and more gun control. You wouldn't want to cut into their business would you?
Bill Kay October 30, 2012 at 03:57 PM
To h--l with the criminal justice industry , thats the problem it`s and industry , we would all be better off with less of these parasites on society , and allow the people to fight fire with fire power , maybe this guy wouldn`t be dead now .
Roberta Walk-Anderson November 02, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Patch wrote: Hey, you forgot to let us know how you feel — please enter a comment. I say: I feel sick, I think La Mesa is fast becoming just another Trolley fed gutter where crime runs rampant and residents live in fear.
Bill Kay November 02, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Once upon a time in the little town of La Mesa , this type of element was not allowed , these type`s were run out of town , and yes you are right Roberta , isn`t this PC world we live in wonderful .
Batman November 02, 2012 at 02:36 PM
There are five candidates running for city council in La Mesa. The four ladies are fine, the fella is no good. He wants to bring more section 8 housing to La Mesa, and you know what that means. More shootings, robberies, burglaries, drug use ect. As there are only two seats open I recommend voting for the top two ladies - Ruth Sterling and Laura Lothian. Let's not let Mr. p.d. turn La Mesa into another Compton!
Deena While November 02, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Hey Batman! I knew I liked you right from the start! =D
Things I Learned November 02, 2012 at 03:52 PM


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