Lincoln Park Area Homicide Reward Increased

$10,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 22-year-old Gregory Ruffin Jr. 

On February 24, 2019, at approximately 11:11 p.m., San Diego Police Officers along with San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel responded to a report of a person down in the 300 block of 47th Street in San Diego. Officers found 22-year-old Gregory Ruffin Jr. lying on the sidewalk and was suffering from apparent trauma to his upper body. Life-saving measures were attempted, but were unsuccessful. Ruffin Jr. was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

***Gregory Ruffin Sr. (victim’s father) is offering a $9,000 reward in addition to Crime Stoppers’ $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.*** 

San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and began investigating the incident. Detectives are trying to determine the circumstances which led to the victim’s death. 

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Lt. Anthony Dupree at (619) 531-2275 or email at 

  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at or Deputy Marcial Lopez at (619) 531-1547 or email at 

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