Henderson police seek armed suspect

Jul. 22, 2013 @ 06:59 PM

Henderson police issued suspect’s photo and a warning for an armed and dangerous suspect following a Saturday shooting that sent one person to the hospital and has yet to include an arrest.

Keylan Johnson, 20, of Henderson is wanted on warrants for armed assault inflicting serious injury and assault by pointing a gun. Lt. Christopher Ball said he might be in or near Oxford.

The gunshots happened on Saturday at the Gate City Foods on West Andrews Avenue. According to police, Johnson and another person were involved in a fight and a 25-year-old woman who was not involved sustained a gunshot injury.

“She was shot in the upper leg,” Ball said. “It was a serious injury. She is being treated and is in stable condition at an area hospital.”

According to an incident report, the shooting happened about 2:30 a.m., the woman had broken bones, internal and other injuries. She was identified as Chanequa Kelly, 20, of Henderson.

Johnson, of 5532 Raleigh Road, Kittrell, has been arrested on three occasions in recent months, including a December arrest along with two other defendants in connection with six area shooting incidents that injured a dog and three people, damaged vehicles and struck several buildings.

According to reports, several stray rounds in the shootings over the weekend of Dec. 8 hit property near the intersection of Rockspring and Williams streets, and rounds struck True Faith in Christ Church on Williams Street, a silver Mitsubishi Galant in the roadway of Hatch Street near Water Street, a Kerr Area Transit Authority van in the 600 block of North Garnett Street and a silver Toyota Avalon on Faulkner Drive.

Three persons and a dog sustained injuries.

Johnson was arrested March 9 on a charge of having a gram of marijuana and July 6 on charges of failing to appear in court.

According to Ball, anyone with information in the cases or on Johnson’s whereabouts should call police at (252) 438-4141 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 492-1925 to leave a tip. Callers may remain anonymous, and Crime Stoppers may offer a reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.