Michael Johnson (4398)

8/31/2008: Shortly after 10 p.m., police responded to a report of a man who had been shot in the leg. They say they "walked up on a shooting" and allegedly found Johnson with a pistol and another man carrying a shotgun. Gunfire was reportedly exchanged and Johnson was killed; the fatal shots were fired by officers Bradley Hillhouse and William Gerald. The second man got away and was apparently never identified or found. Gerald was suspended indefinitely following his arrest in July 2009 for methamphetamine manufacturing and possession, and later pleaded guilty to federal charges. http://www.pressregister.com/news/article_a5b9df61-3fde-5037-bccf-a450f8b06a7c.html

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