Suspect in Sherwood Drive murder arrested and charged

The Montrose Police Department is investigating the homicide of an adult man who was found dead Monday.
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 1:56 PM MST
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MONTROSE, Colo. (KJCT) - The Montrose Police Department reports that a suspect in the murder on Sherwood Drive from earlier this week has been arrested.

Elijah J. Johnson, a 26-year-old Montrose resident, was arrested and charged with second degree murder. Investigators say he shot and killed his mother’s boyfriend, 59-year-old David Lofley. Court documents indicate that Johnson argued with Lofley, then shot him in the head. Johnson is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Elijah J. Johnson, age 26, was arrested and charged with second degree murder.
Elijah J. Johnson, age 26, was arrested and charged with second degree murder.(Montrose Police Department)

Law enforcement says the slaying happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. Monday, and police discovered on man dead in a home on Sherwood Drive after a report was made. It is not clear who made the report, or how long the man was dead before police were called.

The victim’s identity has not been released, pending the outcome of the investigation and next of kin.