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LANCASTER MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO SOUTH LOS ANGELES DOUBLE HOMICIDE

Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators arrested a suspect for the shooting deaths of Jose Flores Velazquez and Alfredo Carrera and the attempted murder of a third man. On Friday, August 16, 2019, at approximately 8:30 a.m., patrol deputies from Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station located a 2004 blue Nissan Maxima near the corner of Via Princessa and Sierra Highway in Canyon Country. A license plate check revealed the vehicle was wanted and had been used in the double murder on 68th Street, in the Florence-Firestone District of South Los Angeles, on August 14, 2019. Deputies conducted a traffic stop and arrested the driver, Jonathan Charles Johnson, male Black 26 years-old and resident of Lancaster. A 25-year-old female passenger was detained along with Suspect Johnson, but was later released without being charged. On Tuesday morning, August 20, 2019, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Hardcore Gang Division, Metropolitan Court. Jonathan Johnson was charged with two counts of murder (187(a) PC), one count of attempted murder (664/187(a) PC) and one count of Discharging a Firearm from a Motor Vehicle at another person (26100 (d) PC). He is scheduled to be arraigned at Metropolitan Courthouse this afternoon. Suspect Johnson remains in custody on $2,000,000 bail. The firearm used in the murders is still outstanding and the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information about this incident, we ask that you please call our Homicide Bureau Investigators at 323-890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org 

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