Victim of fatal shooting in Acton named by police as appeal for information continues

The victim of a murder in Acton has been named by police.

Police were called at approximately 02:15hrs on Thursday, 26 January to reports of a man seriously injured in Rosebank Way, W3. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he died at the scene.

He has been named as Fernando Johnson, who was aged 23 and from the Shepherds Bush area. His next of kin are aware and are being supported by specially trained officers

A post-mortem examination held on 27 January gave cause of death as a gunshot wound.

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.

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

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.” LINK

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

Do you know about someone who is carries weapons or is involved in violent crime? If you have information that could help keep your community safe, but don’t want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.

Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime, can visit where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

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