Deshawn Lee Johnson


A man suspected of attempted murder stemming from a Feb. 15 shooting at a Lompoc gas station has turned himself in, the Lompoc Police Department announced Thursday.

Deshawn Lee Johnson, 46, reportedly surrendered, with his attorney present, on Wednesday and was promptly booked into Lompoc City Jail, then transported to Santa Barbara County Jail.

Johnson was identified as a suspect after the shooting, which left one man injured. Lompoc Police reported that the incident is being classified as a narcotics-related investigation.

Shooting at gas station in Lompoc leaves man with gunshot wound; police investigating

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On Feb. 15, 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 spokesman said.

The victim in the shooting was reportedly in stable condition that same day, though no update was provided on his current condition.

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