The Big Bloody: 18-Year-Old Executed in Vacant Lot

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Police say that 18-year-old Laron Johnson was murdered last night in a vacant lot in the 2000 block of E. Grand Ave.


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The view looking southwest on E. Grand near the murder scene.


The killing took place around 8:30 p.m. Monday. Witnesses reported seeing an unknown man firing multiple shots into Johnson's body as it lay on the ground.

The suspect -- described only as a black male -- was seen running into a nearby alley. Johnson, of the 3900 block of Palm Street, was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

A police investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding any of this homicide is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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