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Lompoc police seek shooting suspect; stolen tools recovered

Posted at 11:27 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-16 00:20:11-05

Lompoc police have identified a suspect in a shooting at a gas station Thursday morning and they’re asking for help finding him.

Police announced Friday they’re looking for Deshawn Lee Johnson, 46, who is wanted for attempted murder in connection with the 4:15  a.m. shooting at Conserv Fuel on E. Ocean Avenue and A Street.

Police say they believe the incident is narcotics-related.

Deshawn Lee Johnson
Deshawn Lee Johnson

Johnson wasn’t home when Lompoc SWAT served a search warrant at an apartment on the 800 block of E. Cypress Thursday afternoon where the van believed to be involved in the shooting was located.

The search came after surveillance video from the gas station showed a man getting out of his car with a bat while a white van pulls up. The man from the car then falls to the ground as shots are fired and the van takes off.  At last check, the victim was said to be in “stable” condition.

During the search, investigators say they seized weapons and multiple items believed to belong to other people. Police say they believe the tools were stolen and traded for drugs.

Police released photos of the items. Anyone who recognizes any of the property as theirs can contact Lompoc police. Proper documentation will be required to retrieve each item.

Items seized by investigators. (Photo courtesy Lompoc Police Dept.)


Investigators will be available Tuesday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for those wanting to view the items. To make an appointment, call (805) 875-8120.

Anyone with information on the shooting or where Johnson may be can call police at (805) 736-2341.