Pictured: Aspiring rapper, 23, shot dead by two men as he got out of a BMW four-by-four just yards from his west London home
- Fernando Johnson was gunned down near his home in Acton, west London
- He died at the scene shortly after the incident on January 26 on Rosebank Way
Police have released a photograph of an aspiring rapper who was shot dead as he arrived home in west London on January 26.
Fernando Johnson, 23, was hit once has he stepped out of his BMW X-series on Rosebank Way, Acton at 2.15am. Witnesses said he was ‘set upon by two men’.
Mr Johnson, who was known by his stage name, Fdot, was described by family as ‘such a lovely man’ who was ‘going to be a big name’.
A post-mortem examination found that Mr Johnson died of a gunshot wound.
The Met Police arrested one man in his 20s on suspicion of Mr Johnson’s murder on January 28. He was later released on bail.
Fernando Johnson, pictured, was shot dead after he arrived home in the early hours of the morning on January 26
Police sealed off the scene on Rosebank Way, Acton, west London as they completed a forensic examination of the area
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Denby, senior investigating officer, said: ‘My team are making good progress with their enquiries but, as always, we are keen to hear who might have been in and around the area at the time of this incident.
‘A web portal has been launched for members of the public to upload material that could assist our investigation directly to us. I urge you to check doorbell cameras and dash cam footage for anything you may have captured – it doesn’t matter if you think it is insignificant, we still want to receive it.’
Shortly after his murder, his family said in a statement: ‘He was greatly loved by family and friends and well known to the community he always had a smile on his face and greeted everyone with a big smile and hug.
‘He was a loving family man. He wanted the world to hear his story through his music. He was passionate about achieving his ambitions.
‘He was a talented footballer and played for QPR as a youngster. He was very polite and brilliant with people of all ages.
‘It’s a great loss to the family and community, we will make sure his memory lives on. His mother, father, grandmother and two elder brothers are devastated like all of us. He was the apple of their eye.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 514/26Jan.
Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting Crimestoppers-uk.org.
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