Unsolved Murder of Joseph Hutchins

joseph hutchins
joseph hutchins

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit continue to look for leads on the anniversary of the unsolved murder of Joseph Hutchins.

On July 29, 2012, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 4200 block of Chamoune Avenue in San Diego. They arrived to find a male, later identified as 19-year-old Joseph Hutchins, face-down in the driveway of the San Diego Fire Department station at the corner of Chamoune Avenue and Orange Avenue. Responding officers and paramedics administered life saving measures but the victim died at the scene.

The investigation revealed the victim was riding a bicycle in the area of Orange Avenue and Chamoune Avenue when a black male in his late 20’s wearing a gray tank top and dark shorts shot him. The victim fell off his bicycle and then ran across the street to the fire station, where he collapsed in the driveway. The suspect was last seen running south on 4100 Chamoune Avenue and may have been accompanied by three to four other males. The case remains unsolved and detectives continue to look for leads in the case.

Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the person/persons responsible for this crime is asked to call SDPD homicide at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com

Media inquiries should be directed to:

• Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Lt. Mike Hastings at 619-531-2275. • Questions regarding Crime Stoppers should be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at 619-531-1547.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.