Police ID Victim in Fatal Encanto Shooting

Police Lights Flashing on Dark Street

The San Diego Police Department on Friday identified the victim in a fatal shooting in Encanto two days prior.

Gilbert Lee Johnson, 44, was shot at least once near the intersection of Varney Drive and Leaf Terrace Court Wednesday at around 7:45 p.m., police said.

Officers responded to the scene after receiving multiple 911 calls of gunshots in the Encanto neighborhood.

Police found Johnson "slumped over" in a vehicle, and he was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Officers described a possible suspect as a man wearing all dark clothing. The suspect was believed to be driving a white four-door vehicle, SDPD said.

The San Diego Police Homicide Unit is handling the investigation into Johnson's death.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers' anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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