Deshawn Lee Johnson


A 46-year-old Lompoc man has been identified as a suspect and is being sought by the Lompoc Police Department on attempted murder charges in connection to a shooting that occurred at a gas station in the city early Thursday.

Deshawn Lee Johnson has been named the suspect in the shooting, which left one man injured, the Lompoc Police Department announced Friday morning. Lompoc Police are classifying the incident as a narcotics-related investigation.

Johnson, described by police as a 6-foot, 230-pound black male, was not at his residence Thursday when members of the Lompoc Police SWAT team served a search warrant at the location.

As a result of the investigation, Lompoc Police reported that several items of property were seized by investigators from Johnson’s residence.

Anyone who believes that the items may belong to them is encouraged by Lompoc Police to contact the department to schedule a time as early as next week to view the items. Potential owners will need to provide proof of ownership.

Investigators will be available for property viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, through Thursday, Feb. 21, according to the Lompoc Police Department. To schedule an appointment, call 805-875-8120.

Anyone who has any information regarding the shooting or the location of Johnson is also encouraged by the Lompoc Police Department to contact investigators at 805-736-2341.

On Thursday, Lompoc Police reported that a victim was filling his car with gas at the Conserv Fuel station off East Ocean Avenue and North A Street around 4:15 a.m. when a white van pulled into the driveway and began to move toward him. As the van approached, shots were fired by someone inside the van and struck the victim.

The suspect's vehicle, which fled the area after the shooting, was found by Lompoc Police parked at a home in the 800 block of East Cypress Avenue, a department spokesperson said.

The victim in the shooting was in stable condition as of Thursday evening.

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This report was prepared by Willis Jacobson. He can be reached at wjacobson@leecentralcoastnews.com.