Police Seek Leads in Year-Old, Drive-By Murder in Logan Heights

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Jose “Hugo” Lopez. Courtesy San Diego County Crime Stoppers

San Diego Police have appealed to the public for leads in the year-old, drive-by murder of Jose “Hugo” Lopez in Logan Heights.

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Lopez had been walking on South 31st Street just before midnight on June 24, 2017, when a dark sedan with tinted windows stopped at the intersection with Martin Avenue. A passenger got out of the vehicle and shot Lopez multiple times.

Officers found the 34-year-old Lopez lying in the intersection. He was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, where he was pronounced dead.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for assistance leading to the suspects responsible for the murder.

Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip.

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