Three of the teen’s friends were with Johnson when he was shot in the chest after some sort of confrontation, Campbell said. He died on the scene.
His sister told Channel 2 that Johnson was outgoing, happy and “full of life.” He had recently graduated from high school.
“He was kindhearted,” she said. “He’d give anybody anything.”
Police don’t have a motive or suspects identified, but witness Daniel Taylor told Channel 2 he heard four gunshots. Taylor works in the area as a basketball coach and was unable to sleep when he heard about the homicide.
“Thinking about somebody’s parents,” he said, “gotta wake up and your kid is dead ...”