Victim was shot on Camp Street last October 2
The NOPD has arrested a 20-year-old New Orleans man in connection with the shooting and carjacking of a man on Camp Street last October 2.
Byron Johnson has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, armed robbery, possession of stolen property, and theft of an automobile. The department says other arrests in this case are imminent.
Johnson was taken into custody at his residence in the 8800 block of Gervais Street where investigators say the found property stolen from the victim who was shot outside his home.
The 51-year-old victim was approached by several suspects who shot him while he was in the driveway of his home in the 3400 block of Camp Street. The perpetrators then went inside and stole items from his house before taking off in his Cadillac.
Police say Johnson had a record that includes 12 felony arrests and 10 misdemeanor arrests. At the time of the Camp Street incident, he was on probation for illegal carrying of a weapon (2nd offense).
Superintendent Ronal Serpas referred to Johnson as a "possible career criminal."
“This suspect’s record, with multiple illegal firearm charges- including his arrest just last September- which was just a month before the Camp Street shooting- is nothing less than reprehensible, and the people of New Orleans deserve better”, said Superintendent Ronal Serpas.
“I was stunned to learn that Johnson was on probation for a second illegal use of a weapon charge at the time he allegedly attacked this man.”