Police seek public’s help in City Heights parking lot shooting

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for assistance Friday from the public in identifying and locating the suspects involved in an El Cajon parking lot shooting last weekend.

On November 1, 2015, at about 12:18 a.m., San Diego Police Officers were called regarding a shooting in the 5200 block of El Cajon Blvd. Officers found 28-year-old Deon Fontaine Peterson and 26-year-old Joseph Anthony Ponder of Oceanside inside their car, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Both victims succumbed to their injuries and died a short time later. During the investigation, it was determined that Peterson, Ponder and two acquaintances drove to the area of 5200 El Cajon Blvd.

They drove upon a group of people standing in the parking lot at 5249 El Cajon Blvd.

An argument ensued and someone from the group pulled out a handgun and shot into the car striking both victims multiple times. The suspect(s) fled the scene before police arrived.

Suspect #1 is described as a light skinned Black male, 20-25 years old, 5’ 7” 165-175 lbs., mustache, small afro, wearing a blue Adidas jacket with white stripes on the sleeves, and grey saggy jeans.

Suspect #2 is described as a light skinned Black female, 20-25 years old, 5’ 5” – 5’ 7”, 115–125 lbs., curly hair pulled into a bushy pony tail, wearing a black Raiders jacket.

Suspect #3 is described as a Hispanic female, 20-25 years old, 5’0”-5’3”, 140-150 lbs., black hair pulled into a bun, white v-neck long sleeve shirt, black sweat pants with an orange stripe.

Suspect #4 is described as a Black male, 20-25 years old, 5’ 6”, 150 lbs., Burgundy baseball cap with “Polo” logo, wearing a white long sleeve shirt and light colored jeans.

Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the suspects responsible for this crime is asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

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