According to authorities, a Louisiana father is accused of gunning down his son’s accused killer in a case of “street justice.”
According to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), Bokio Johnson, 46, fatally shot and killed one person and injured another in a shooting on March 23 at Chef Menteur Highway and Providence Place.
According to Fox 8, Johnson killed Hollis Carter, 21, who had been out on bond despite being charged in the March 2021 murders of Johnson’s son Caleb, 18, and his sister Breyiana Brown, 25.
Carter, who was facing two counts of second-degree murder, was on his way to court when Johnson reportedly started firing on him.
The Metropolitan Crime Commission’s Rafael Goyeneche brought into question whether Carter should have been released on bond and discussed Johnson’s purported shooting.
He told CBS/ABC affiliate KNOE8: “Even the attorney representing the deceased called it street justice and he is absolutely right.”
The NOPD said in a statement on March 25 that officers responded to a shooting and discovered a woman and a man with multiple gunshot wounds.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, while the man was discovered to have died from a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead.
“Through investigation, NOPD Homicide Unit detectives developed and positively identified Johnson as a suspect in this incident,” the statement continued.
“A search warrant was obtained and executed on Johnson’s residence, where Johnson was located. After interview, Johnson was determined to be the perpetrator in this incident and was placed under arrest. He was booked accordingly into the Orleans Parish Justice Center.”
Johnson was charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder.
Following an autopsy and notification of family members, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will officially reveal the other victim’s identity.
Anyone with information about the homicide should call NOPD Homicide Detective Brittany Kimbrough at 504-658-5300.
Despite being accepted to universities, Caleb’s plans were to join the United States Navy, according to his online obituary. A GoFundMe page has since been set up to raise $100,000 for Johnson’s legal fees, with $2,115 in donations so far.