A Louisiana man who allegedly shot a high schooler and the teen’s stepsister in March 2021 was fatally shot in the head on Wednesday while on the way to court.
Defense attorney John Fuller told Nola.com that Hollis Carter, 21, (not pictured) was killed in Gentilly as he and his mother were stopped at a traffic light. At the time, Carter was out on bond on second-degree murder charges for fatally shooting Caleb Johnson (pictured right), 18, and Breyiana Brown, 25, during a gun sale gun wrong.
WWL reported on Friday that Johnson’s father, Bokio Johnson (pictured left), 46, has been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s drive-by shooting which killed his son’s accused killer.
WVUE reported that Brown was wearing an ankle monitor when she was killed last year as she was released from jail. Though she was convicted of manslaughter, the verdict was tossed because it was handed down by a non-unanimous jury.
New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission President Rafael Goyeneche told the news outlet that Brown was the intended target. However, Fuller said he planned to prove that someone other than Carter was the gunman, according to Nola.com.
Police alleged Carter admitted to Brown and Caleb Johnson’s slayings, but Fuller claimed Carter made the confession because he feared the actual killer, who remains at large.
Police said that on Wednesday, a Ford F-150 pickup pulled up next to the car carrying Carter and his mother and opened fire. Carter’s mother fell out of the car and onto the pavement while Carter was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Nola.com.
WWL reported that Carter’s mother was shot several times and was hospitalized in critical condition. Carter was free on a $200,000 bond at the time of his death.
Bokio Johnson was arrested in connection with Carter’s slaying after a search warrant was executed at his home, according to WWL.
Fuller told Nola.com, “Street justice has resulted in an assurance that there would never be any closure in this case.”
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[Featured image: Bokio Johnson/New Orleans Police Department; Caleb Johnson/GoFundMe]