Murder victim shot in Acton named and one arrest made

Image: Fernando Johnson

Fernando Johnson fatally shot on 26 January

A man who lived in Acton and was shot dead on Thursday 26 January has been named as aspiring musician Fernando Johnson.

Police were called at approximately 2.15am to reports of a man seriously injured in Rosebank Way, W3. Emergency services arrived promptly but Fernando died at the scene.

Fernando was 23 and from the Shepherds Bush area. His cousin told the Evening Standard Fernando was an aspiring musician.

He said: “It’s a tragedy. We are all devastated. He was such a lovely person who will be sadly missed. He was doing so well with his music and going places. He was going to be a big name.”

On Saturday 28 January, officers arrested a man in his late 20s on suspicion of murder. He was taken into custody and later released on bail.

Police appealing for information

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.”

A web portal has been launched for members of the public to upload material that could assist the investigation directly to police:

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

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