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Man shot to death while walking in East Village

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Posted at 8:22 AM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 14:10:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A 27-year-old man died after being shot while walking in the East Village late Monday evening.

Dispatchers received reports shortly before 10:40 p.m. of a shooting in the 400 block of 17th Street, just west of Interstate 5, according to San Diego police.

Police said Julius Davis was walking on 17th Street when a man wearing dark clothing came up to him and fired several shots. The suspected gunman fled the scene in a dark-colored vehicle that was last seen heading southbound on 17th Street.

Davis was taken to a hospital for treatment after being shot in his upper body. He was pronounced dead at about 7 a.m., according to police.

A detailed description of the suspected gunman and vehicle were not immediately available.

Detectives with the San Diego Police Department's homicide unit are investigating the shooting.