26 Year Old Man Arrested in 'Home Invasion' Double Murder

A 26 year old man is facing charges that potentially carry the death penalty in connection with the home invasion style shooting of two people at a southeast side apartment earlier this week, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say Jonathan Johnson kicked down the front door of an apartment on Hot Wells early Tuesday and started shooting. Two teenagers, a man and a woman, were killed, and two other people were shot and remain hospitalized

Police say Johnson was arrested without incident, but as he was being taken into custody he managed to brag what were apparently some narcotics in a pocket and swallow the drugs. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Police didn't give a motive for the shooting, but did say Johnson was acquainted with at least one of the people inside the apartment. That was how police identified him.

Johnson is charged with capital murder and is held without bond.


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