U.S — Investigators with the Sheriff’s Department are pleading for the assistance of the general public in their search for a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 39-year-old man in Lemon Grove earlier this year. According to a statement that was made public this week by Lt. Joseph Jarjura of the Sheriff’s Department, Daniel Ethridge, who is 34 years old, has been pegged as a suspect in the shooting death of Gregory Moore.
According to the documents filed in the case, Ethridge is one of the four people who have been charged in connection with Moore’s passing. The San Diego County Jail is holding all of the other suspects at this time. Moore was injured on March 22 at approximately 10 p.m. on Lemon Grove Avenue near Montana Street, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Moore was shot in the torso as well as one of his legs. After that, he drove a few distance to the intersection with San Miguel Avenue, where the deputies discovered him passed out in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. He was transported by paramedics to a hospital, but he did not survive his stay there.
Jarjura stated that during the course of the inquiry, the deputies discovered that Moore knew the persons who were responsible for his death, and that the dispute that led to the shooting occurred previously. Ethridge is named as a defendant in the case along with three other men: Ronald Shazun Perry Jr., age 32, Julio Dulay, age 26, and Zahkee Mills, age 20. The defendants were named in a criminal complaint that was filed in the case.
In San Diego Superior Court, all four have been charged with murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle after an incident that occurred there. According to the office of the county district attorney, the guys who are now being held in custody have entered not guilty pleas to the allegations against them.
Anyone who may have information regarding the homicide investigation was asked to call the San Diego County Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477 or the homicide investigators at (858) 285-6330. Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for the crime.