Tuesday, 28 May 2019 16:43

Shooter Gets 43 Years in Ambush Killing

May 29, 2019 – A man convicted last month in the ambush killing of an acquaintance who was shot while riding a scooter was sentenced Tuesday to 43 years in prison, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Demarcus Stevenson, 21, was convicted of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. He was sentenced by Criminal Court Judge James Lammey Jr.
Frederick Johnson, 36, was killed and a passenger was slightly injured when the scooter on which they were riding crashed.
The shooting occurred in the early-morning hours of Sept. 5, 2015, near Lamar and Kimball shortly after Johnson confronted Stevenson in a convenience store about Stevenson shooting him two years earlier.
Stevenson, who was 17 at the time, left in a car with several companions. The driver of the car headed west down Kimball, then stopped and turned out the headlights. Moments later, Johnson and another man left the store on a scooter heading the same direction on Kimball.
As the scooter approached the parked vehicle, Stevenson opened fire, striking Johnson several times and killing him. His passenger was not hit by the gunfire.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Stephanie Johnson and Ryan Thompson.