Detectives investigating the circumstances of the shooting believe Johnson and a 14-year old male used a social media “Meet Me” app to make the man think he was coming to the house to meet a young female. The shooting happened in the garage when police say Johnson pointed a gun at the man and began to search him. Police say the man pulled his own gun and shot Johnson. The man ran away from the house and called police to turn himself in, according to IMPD.
Police interviewed the 21-year-old man and later released him. Police say it appears the man was acting in self defense when he shot Johnson.