Fugitive wanted for Louisiana murder caught in San Antonio

Antoine Johnson, 25, located at Travis Park


SAN ANTONIO - A fugitive wanted for second degree murder in Louisiana was tracked down in San Antonio by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

Antoine Johnson, 25, was located at Travis Park and immediately taken into custody.

A press release stated an arrest warrant had been issued by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office alleging that Johnson had committed second degree murder.

The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force was asked to assist in the search for Johnson on April 25 after an investigation determined that Johnson had fled from Louisiana to San Antonio.

The alleged murder that authorities believe Johnson was involved in was a shooting that took place at an apartment complex in Terrytown, La.

Witnesses said that Johnson and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation a couple weeks prior to the shooting, and that Johnson returned to the complex, waited for the victim to open his door, then allegedly fired multiple shots from a pistol, striking the victim in the head, chest and torso, the press release stated.

Authorities said Johnson was seen fleeing the scene and his vehicle was later found at a relative's residence.

Johnson was then considered a fugitive on the run until he was arrested on Wednesday.

Johnson is currently in custody at Bexar County Jail without bond, but will be extradited back to Jefferson Parish County to face second degree murder charges, the release stated.


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