By Miriam Raftery
May 6, 2013 (La Mesa) -- Xusha Brown Jr., 22, of El Cajon has died of a gunshot wound to his head. Brown was one of two victims in a drive-by shooting that occured on I-8 east near State Route 125 shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
"The senseless murder of young Xusha Brown Jr. offends the conscience," Sycuan Chairman Daniel Tucker said. A $50,000 reward has been offered, including $40,000 from the tribe, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer
La Mesa Police Captain David Bond has said that authorities suspect the shooting may have been gang-related, 10 News reported, though acquaintances of Brown has posted in online forums that he was not involved in gang activities.
Witnesses called 911 to report a man lying in the roadway on I-8; both victims were taken by friends to Grossmont Hospital Emergency where Brown died of his injuries today. The other victim, driver Malcolm Hune, 21, is in stable condition with an injury to his arm.
Brown was a passenger in a Maxima traveling eastbound when a light grey or tan sedan reportedly pulled up next to the vehicle and opened fire.
If you have information on the case, call Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477; you can remain anonymous and be eligible for the reward.