Timothy Johnson Surrenders in GaryvilleDouble ShootingCase

Timothy Johnson turned himself in to authorities on May 10, 2024, in connection with a double shooting in Garyville, Louisiana, that left one woman dead and another wounded. Johnson is currently being held on charges of one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

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Timothy Johnson Surrenders in GaryvilleDouble ShootingCase

Timothy Johnson Surrenders in GaryvilleDouble ShootingCase

Timothy Johnson, the suspect wanted in connection with a double shooting in Garyville, Louisiana, that left one woman dead and another wounded, turned himself in to authorities on Friday, May 10, 2024. The shooting occurred on Wednesday, May 8, around 7 p.m. on Sherman Walker Street.

According to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, two women were shot while driving in the area, and their vehicle crashed into a pole after being struck. A child was found unharmed in the backseat of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Johnson is currently being held on charges of one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the ongoing issue ofgun violence in the United States, which continues to claim lives and cause harm to communities. The swift action by law enforcement in apprehending the suspect serves as a reminder of the importance of effective policing in maintaining public safety.

Eyewitnesses in the neighborhood described hearing the shooting and seeing the aftermath. One resident reported, "It started down the street. I heard the shooting on the other street, the next over. A couple of shots, and the next thing you know, I came back home, and all the police officers, paramedics, and ambulance were down the street." Another eyewitness found the victims in the crashed vehicle, stating, "She was still accelerating the vehicle because she was wounded. We got her foot off the accelerator, and I called my son because they had one on the side and on the other, and he stayed over there until the paramedics came."

An investigationby the St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office identified Johnson as the person responsible for the crime. Sheriff Mike Tregre stated that Johnson is facing charges of one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

The authorities are urging anyone with information on the homicide to contact the SJSO Criminal Investigations Division at 504-494-4170, Lt. Carolina Pineda at 504-494-3840, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. The public's assistance is crucial in further developing the case against Johnson and ensuring justice is served for the victims of this tragic shooting.