Mount Hope Area Homicide

$1,000 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 two suspects involved in the murder of 32-year-old Elisha Hunter. 

On December 8, 2018, at 5:10 p.m., San Diego Police Officers responded to the 700 block of 42nd Street to investigate a report of a shooting. Officers found two adult males lying on the ground, both suffering from gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. Officers provided immediate medical aid to both victims and they were transported to local hospitals. One of the victims, Elisha Hunter, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and began investigating the incident. Detectives determined that both victims were on 42nd Street when suspects inside a white Chevy truck traveled down 42nd Street and fired multiple gunshots at the victims. The suspects’ vehicle fled the area before officers arrived. 

Suspects’ Description: 

The driver is described as a medium to dark complexion male. There is no description for the passenger suspect. Both suspects were inside a white Chevy Silverado extended cab (4-door) truck. 

Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the suspects or their vehicle 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. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. 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 Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at