San Diego’s homicide-free streak is over. On Friday evening, the city witnessed its first homicide since Sept. 4.

Patrol officers heard gunshots on El Cajon Boulevard just after 11 p.m. on Friday evening, according to an SDPD press release. They converged on the area where a detective discovered a male in the alley of 4300 48th St.

Here are the details, from the press release:

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim was with several companions when he stopped to visit an apartment in the 4800 block of Trojan Avenue. While the victim was indoors, his companions remained in the vehicle, which was parked in the alley. A white vehicle passed the victim’s vehicle twice, then returned a third time as the victim was returning to his vehicle. The suspect vehicle stopped just north of the victim, and two people stepped out. One of the suspects fired multiple rounds at the victim, striking and killing him.

The Police Department said the motive for the crime isn’t known. The victim was identified as Lee Roy Henderson, 29, of Colorado City, Texas.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call the SDPD’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS.


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