Police identify man killed while visiting Cumberland View

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 1:59pm
Staff reports

Metro police have identified the man shot to death early Thursday morning near 26th Avenue North as 19-year-old John Henry Johnson.

Johnson, according to police, arrived at the Cumberland View public housing development at 2:20 a.m. Thursday to visit a girlfriend when he was shot in a breezeway.

Johnson, of 10th Avenue North, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died hours later.

Police said detectives are pursuing leads in the case and asked anyone with information on the person responsible for killing Johnson to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  

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