Hardie Avenue Suspect Caught

Published 9:03 pm Monday, August 26, 2013

The hunt for the remaining suspects connected with a dangerous shooting on Hardie Avenue in March took another step forward last week when Darryl Dewayne Johnson was taken into custody in Chicago.
Authorities in Chicago took Johnson, also known as “Fum-Fum,” into custody Friday. After he was taken into custody, it was discovered Johnson had three outstanding warrants through the Selma Police Department in connection with the March shooting.
According to Lt. Curtis Muhannad, with the Selma Police Department, Johnson appeared in a Chicago court Friday, where he waived extradition back to Selma.
“Detectives from the Selma Police Department traveled to Chicago to transport Mr. Johnson back to Selma,” Muhannad announced in a department release. “Once back in Selma, Mr. Johnson was interviewed, processed and booked.”
Johnson, who arrived back in Selma over the weekend, was charged with attempted murder, shooting into an unoccupied vehicle and shooting into an occupied dwelling. He was placed in the Dallas County Jail under a $2.7 million bond.
At around 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Hardie Avenue in response to calls of shots fired and several suspects with guns. According to Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley, in an interview with the Times-Journal in March, prior to the officers’ arrival, individuals were standing in a yard being “loud and arguing.”
“This went on for a brief moment when several of the individuals retrieved handguns and semi-automatic rifles and started shooting in the neighborhood,” Riley said. “During the shooting, a number of vehicles and homes were hit and there were a number of children in the area when the shooting started. Some of those homes and vehicles were occupied at the time of the shooting.
After the shootings, seven suspects were identified as being involved. In addition to Johnson, the suspects included: Ernest Bernard Gunn, Theodore Thespian Stallworth, Kenyada Dukes, Willie Earl Calhoun, James Cantrell Bender and Lamarious Prince.
Prince remains the only suspect not in custody.

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