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Woman filed complaint against victim before fatal shooting

3 years ago February 17, 2012 Feb 17, 2012 Friday, February 17 2012 Friday, February 17, 2012 4:29:35 PM CST in News
By: Olivia LaBorde

BATON ROUGE- A woman is accused of vigilante justice after a double shooting Thursday afternoon.

55-year-old Tyrone Clark was killed and a 21-year-old man is suffering from serious injuries in connection to the shooting.

According to police Tameka Johnson opened fire just minutes after calmly greeting Marie Davis.

Davis says, "I saw her coming along on a bike. And she said 'good evening ma'm' and I said 'good evening.'"

Shortly thereafter, the first victim was shot on West Grant Street.

Corporal L'Jean Mckneely of Baton Rouge Police explains, "He was shot in the shoulder, then she took his bicycle. Then she rode over to West Polk Street where she shot a 55-year-old man in the head then from there she fled the scene on the bicycle."

A few hours later, Johnson, 29, turned herself into police. She's charged with 2nd degree murder.

People in the neighborhood say the shooting may have been retaliation for an attack Johnson reported to police, however, police won't confirm what happened between Johnson and the victims.

Tyrone Clark's brother, Freddie, says it couldn't have been worth his life. He says, "It could've been resolved. It could've been prayed upon, or simply could've let it go. But in any case it was something on this individual's heart."

What was on her heart, police aren't telling us right now.

But they do say she shouldn't have tried to take the matter ino her own hands.

Corporal Mckneely says, "There's due process and she should've relied on us to do what we needed to do."

Johnson is in parish prison. No bond has been set.


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