Shooting At Local Forwarding Company Leaves One Dead, Another Injured
Feb 17, 2012 at 5:25 PM CST
Feb 20, 2012
It was a scene that had people standing in the rain shocked at what happened. An employee of a local freight forwarding company was shot dead in the parking lot of where he worked. A second man also suffered a gunshot wound. And after a long day, a suspect has now been formally charged. At least twenty patrol units of police, DPS and Border Patrol swarmed streets off Mines Road in northwest Laredo Friday morning. All had been called out to ATC forwarding company in the 14700 block of Atlanta where an employee had been shot and killed and another person wounded. Police say the gunman immediately fled the scene. “ We didn’t know if we had a person out here with an AK47 or worse.” But police say the suspect wouldn't get too far. Police arrived to find a man lying in this parking lot. He was already dead. They say right around the corner was the man they believe shot him An officer responding to the call first spotted a man matching the suspect's description. “He was leaning up against a tree with the gun still in his hand. The officer saw him, positioned his vehicle near the location, got his AR 15 rifle and engaged the suspect. He told the suspect to drop his weapon and the suspect did obey the officer’s command.” The suspect is identified as William Henry Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona. This picture was provided to us by a witness who saw police making the arrest. Johnson is now charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Back at the forwarding agency, detectives gathered details as the medical examiner arrived. Authorities say they still don't know why Johnson decided to shoot. “It’s too early to tell the happenings behind this story.” Police have not released the identities of either one of the victims. They did say the surviving victim had a gunshot wound to the shoulder and is expected to recover.