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San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit continue to look for leads on the eleven year anniversary of the unsolved murder of Thomas Johnson. 

On December 23, 2005, at 10:43 p.m., San Diego police officers responded to a report of a male who had been shot in front of a residence located in the 5000 block of Manomet Street.  Officers arrived at the location and found a male later identified as 31-year-old Thomas Johnson lying in the front hallway of the residence and was suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers and medics attempted life saving measures, but Johnson succumbed to his injuries.   

The preliminary investigation revealed that Johnson had left his residence at approximately 10:30 p.m. and returned home ten minutes later.  A witness then heard a commotion near the front of the residence followed by several gunshots.   

Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the person/persons responsible for this murder is asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit 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

Homicide Victim

Thomas Johnson

Media inquiries should be directed to: 

  • Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Lt. Mike Holden at (619) 531-2425 or email at
  • Questions regarding Crime Stoppers should be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at