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For Immediate Release

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May 15, 2013 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 271-2507
Harsh Words Turned Into Lethal Violence
Fugitive Arrested On Allegations of 2nd Degree Murder

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Antoine Johnson, 25, was arrested this afternoon by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio without incident. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) in Louisiana (LA), where it is alleged that Johnson committed 2nd degree murder.

On April 25, 2013, the JPSO contacted the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) to assist in the search for Johnson. Task force officers initiated an investigation and determined that Johnson had fled from Terrytown, LA to San Antonio, TX. The GCRFTF contacted the LSFTF for assistance in locating and apprehending Johnson. This afternoon, members of the LSFTF conducted surveillance and observed Johnson in Travis Park, located in downtown San Antonio. Task force officers approached Johnson and immediately took him into custody.

Johnson is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Jail without bond.

On April 21, 2013, Johnson was allegedly involved in a shooting that resulted in the death of a neighbor. The shooting took place at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Holmes Boulevard in Terrytown, LA. Witnesses stated that Johnson and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation a couple of weeks prior to the shooting. Johnson returned to the apartment complex, knocked on the victim’s door, waited for it to open, and allegedly fired multiple bullets from a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, striking the victim in the head, chest, and torso. Johnson was seen leaving the scene of the murder in his white Infiniti sedan. The vehicle was later recovered at a relative’s residence. Johnson went on the run and was a fugitive until he was arrested this afternoon. Johnson will be extradited back to Jefferson Parish County to face 2nd degree murder charges.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “This was another senseless crime where forgiveness should have been used instead of lethal violence. My heart goes out to the family members who lost a loved one far before his time.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • New Braunfels Police Department
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
  • Texas Office of The Attorney General
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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