John Reed Obituary, Death – The victim of Friday’s fatal shooting on L Street in the Gaslamp Quarter has been identified by the San Diego Police Department. At 4:25 a.m., a shooting occurred in the 600 block of L Street in downtown San Diego. According to authorities, the victim, named as John Reed, 29, was discovered laying on the pavement in the 300 block of Seventh Avenue, suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He died on the spot. Officers discovered that the suspect, Dajon Shingleton, 20, was among those who fled the scene in a white Jeep SUV, while two other suspects escaped into a neighboring multi-story parking garage. One of the suspects fled the scene in a white Jeep SUV, while two others escaped into a neighboring multi-story parking garage.
Officers stopped a Jeep matching that description nearby, at 300 5th Ave., and arrested two ladies and a guy before releasing them. Police also detained another individual walking nearby who was possibly a member of the suspect gang; he was also released. On Friday, police cordoned the area around the gunshot for several hours while they investigated. The SWAT squad was sent in to look for suspects in a nearby parking structure. After the suspects were not found and there was no longer a threat to the public, the parking garage was cleared many hours later.
Homicide Detectives from the San Diego Police Department were brought in to investigate. They discovered that Reed had a brief altercation with Shingleton and members of his group around 600 L Street. During the argument, Shingleton pulled out a revolver and shot Reed in the upper torso at least once. According to SDPD, he died at the site. Shingleton was detained on January 21 at his house in the 3200 block of Sweetwater Springs Boulevard in Spring Valley. He surrendered and was apprehended without incident. Shingleton was arrested and put into the San Diego County Jail on a single count of murder.