Police Homicide Detectives identify, arrest suspect after homicide in Mountain View neighborhood

Posted at 4:16 PM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-13 00:17:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - One week later, San Diego Police Homicide Detectives made an arrest in a homicide case in a Mountain View neighborhood. 

On Sunday, May 6, 2018 police units responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting at 500 S. 40th St. When the initial units arrived on-the-scene, they found a 33-year-old black male and a 37-year-old black male, both lying on the ground.

According to police, both males suffered from gunshot wounds to the upper body. Both victims were later transported to the hospital but, were later pronounced deceased.

The victims have been identified as Tony Jackson, 33, and Robert Brown, 37.

Family friends said they were fun, caring men who had families and young children of their own. 

After a preliminary investigation by the San Diego Police Homicide Detectives, they determined that a black male, wearing dark clothing walked up to the victims, who were standing in front of the Rec Center at 500 S. 40th St., and began shooting.

There has been a high police presence since the shooting, according to neighbors.

San Diego Police Homicide Detectives identified the suspect as Shannon Bryant, 29, of San Diego. Bryant faces charges in connection to the murder of both Jackson and Brown. Bryant will be arraigned next week.

Neighbors are still on edge after the arrest, saying they don't feel safe in a neighborhood ruled by gang violence.

If you have any information regarding this incident, call the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.