Authorities Need Help Locating Adelanto Murder Suspect

Authorities Need Help Locating Adelanto Murder Suspect

ADELANTO – Authorities are seeking the public’s help to locate homicide suspect, Johnny Lavell Brown, 37,  of Adelanto.

On Monday night, at approximately 8:06 p.m. deputies from the Adelanto Station responded to a report of a man shot in the 11200 block of Chamberlaine Way. When they arrived they located the victim, later identified as Joshua Jermaine McGinnis, 36, of Adelanto suffering from a gunshot wound. McGinnis was rushed to a local hospital where he died the at 1:14 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.

Homicide investigators responded to the scene to conduct the investigation and learned that Johnny Lavell Brown was the suspect involved in the shooting. An arrest warrant has been issued, but at this time Brown has not been located. Authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate Johnny Brown.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, Detective Lisa Guerra or Sergeant Jason Radeleff at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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  • Johnny-Lavell-Brown: Photo courtesy of SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department