Man arrested in May 4 shooting death in south Sacramento’s Lemon Hill neighborhood

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with the killing of a man found shot earlier this month in south Sacramento, sheriff’s deputies say.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives arrested Roman Julian Lopez, 35, on suspicion of shooting and killing Daune Walton Johnson, 30.

The shooting was reported just before 11:30 p.m. on May 4 in the 5100 block of Southwest Avenue, just west of Stockton Boulevard

Sheriff’s spokesman Rod Grassmann said in a news release that Lopez is well known to law enforcement and was on formal searchable probation at the time of his arrest.

Lopez was on probation until 2023 in connection with a 2020 case. He has former charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, battery against a person/previous dating relationship and assault with a deadly weapon, according to Grassmann.

According to previous reporting by The Bee, deputies arrived at the Lemon Hill neighborhood after authorities received a call reporting a person on a sidewalk suffering from at least one gunshot.

Medics from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District pronounced Johnson dead at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Department said no further information is available at this time.

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