Man charged with Attempted Murder of a woman and three children

Man charged with Attempted Murder of a woman and three children

POSTED: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:34pm

According to a report, officers were contacted around 7:00 AM on Thursday, November 14th in reference to a shooting incident that took place on Varsity Street. The complainant told officers that Demetrice Johnson, 30, shot at her vehicle which was occupied by her and her 3 juvenile children at the time.

Investigating officers found a bullet hole in the rear of the vehicle. The slug from the gunshot was found lodged inside of the car “approximately 6 inches away from both rear seat passengers’ heads,” according to the report.

When investigators arrived at the target residence they were met by a female, later identified as Cynthia Moore, who told officers that Johnson was at the residence earlier, but left. Moore gave investigators consent to search the apartment and they located Johnson hiding in a hall closet.

Johnson was taken into custody, and a search of his person produced 6 and a half doses of Hydrocodone, which were located in his pocket. He led investigators to closet inside a child’s bedroom where the gun used in the shooting was located.

Investigators learned that Johnson had a lengthy history of violence towards the victim, and in this incident he told her that he was going to kill her.

The report notes that Johnson has also been arrested on numerous violent charges including Armed Robbery, Burglary and numerous narcotics charges.

Johnson told officers that when he bonded out of jail, he was going to “take care of” the victim.

Investigators charged Johnson with four counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Illegal Use of a Weapon, Possession of Schedule III Narcotics, Possession of a Firearm with a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

He was transported to EBR Parish Prison where he is being held in lieu of a $290,000 bond.

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