Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that two additional arrests have been made in the September 2008 fatal shooting of Derrick Johnson. On Wednesday, December 9, 2009, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 22-year Ronnie Johnson and 21-year-old Keona Brown in Annapolis, Maryland. Both suspects, who reside in Annapolis, Maryland, were arrested pursuant to a bench warrant issued subsequent to a Grand Jury Indictment charging them with Murder One While Armed in the death of Derrick Johnson.
On Monday, September 8, 2008, at approximately 9:50 pm, members from the Sixth District were called to the 4800 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE, to investigate the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located 21-year-old Derrick Johnson of Oxon Hill, Maryland suffering from a gunshot wound. Mr. Johnson was subsequently transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
An adult male was previously arrested in December 2008 in connection with this case and charged with First Degree Murder While Armed.