Hero Down: Forrest City Police Officer Oliver Johnson Jr. Murdered

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Forrest City Police Officer Oliver Johnson was murdered while at home with his kids on Saturday.

West Memphis, AR - Forrest City Police Department Officer Oliver Johnson Jr., was murdered in his home on Saturday.

The incident happened at his apartment in West Memphis at around 2 p.m., according to FOX13.

Tony Atkins reports that the officer was off-duty in his home, with his family, playing in the game room at the time of the shooting.

An unknown number of shooters opened fire on a group of people outside of the Officer Johnson's apartment and several bullets penetrated into the apartment. Officer Johnson was fatally shot in the upper-torso.

Authorities don't believe that Officer Johnson was targeted, according to WAFB.

The shooters are still on the loose.

Officer Johnson leaves behind two daughter. WAFB reports that one of his daughters is two years old and one just graduated kindergarten last year.

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Officer Johnson leaves behind his two daughters and fiance.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Forrest City Police Officer Oliver Johnson Jr., both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

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ssteve3844
ssteve3844

The MURDER of police officers HAS GOT TO STOP.......When the perpetrators are cought, and WEST MEMPHIS PD "WILL' catch them, they should be sentenced to DEATH RIGHT OFF THE BAT.....

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@ssteve3844 good thing that's not how the justice system works. stop talking crazy.

EMarie
EMarie

God be with the family!

Mrs. Miller
Mrs. Miller

It may not be how the system works...but ...changes have got to be made....to many lengthy trials and sitting in a cell with 3 hot meals a day isn't working for AMERICA....to many lives being lost....to many guns on the streets....what is it going to take to WAKE AMERICA UP?

Marlis
Marlis

We vote the people into office that make the laws. They can change.

Doty911
Doty911

I wish BLM thought his life matters and would riot to find these killers.

Marxest
Marxest

Black Lives Matter isn't responsible for this officers murder. You shouldn't even mention them. Let us instead hope that the killers are brought to Justice.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder whether stricter gun control laws would have prevented this tragedy.

Pamelynn
Pamelynn

Back In the day, cop killers, child predators and the like never made it to trial. Miss those days.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Pamelynn
back in the day there was also polio, lead paint, and Ronald Reagan. Luckily we have rid the country of those dangerous situations. Renegade cops are hopefully the next item on the extinct list.

FCnative
FCnative

This story is about a cop who was killed. To my knowledge, no one has a clue why at this time. It could have been the result of any, all or none of what you are all fighting about. The fact is it's probably a combination of a number of factors, probably including many of the issues discussed here. It could be a result of gangs, drugs, payback, jealousy, lack of gun
control, racism, out of control black on black
crime, problem youth, lack of birth control, absentee dads, poverty, lack of God, lack of
social services, etc. I could go on forever! Fight about it if that's what gets you off, but until more facts are known, the blame game is premature. Now is the time for sympathy and prayers because no one, including/especially cops, deserve to be gunned down at home with their family.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Also, not sure why they are assuming that this was murder. Could have been a valid self defense shooting (for example, a shooting aimed at preventing a car jacking).

Katarina
Katarina

Doesn't sound like the shooting was the result of law abiding citizens....the only ones to be affected by gun control. Criminals get many of their weapons on the black market. They are plentiful due to our porous borders.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Katarina porous borders do not equate to guns. where do you get your information from? If the US isn't making them, then we're importing them from European countries.

And criminals don't have to go to the black market to get guns. To take your favorite example, Chicago, all criminals have to do is drive to Indiana and purchase guns with very little hassle.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@FPBIV I have no doubts you would. Alas, Satan needed his demon to come on home.

CharlesEcho
CharlesEcho

The answer is in the article. "An unknown number of shooters opened fire on a group of people outside of the Officer Johnson's apartment and several bullets penetrated into the apartment." Car Jacking?

LEO0301
LEO0301

Your ability to read and 'ass'imilate information is extremely limited. You routinely embarrass yourself by making asinine comments.

LEO0301
LEO0301

They never said BLM was responsible but if the "organization" was consistent with their beliefs that all black lives matter, they would be out there protesting this shooting and trying to help the police solve this murder.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Stop wondering you idiot. The answer is no. Do you just copy and paste this crap to every article?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Just the articles here where it is a relevant thought. Why, does its relevancy to you seem frequent here?

John-Brown
John-Brown

It is not a relevant thought. Gun control does not save officer's lives. Find me a police officer that agrees with you.

Smittyleft ILL
Smittyleft ILL

You're really drinking the Chicago political koolaide. Criminals still have to pass a federal background check in Indiana when they purchase a gun from a licensed dealer. Much easier to purchase an illegal gun right in their own neighborhood in Chicago.

sylvia2520
sylvia2520

R.I.P. MY BROTHER

Keepitreal13
Keepitreal13

Car jacking? Really facts location , facts people involved, facts in his home behind a solid door. This is a loose that was a person period and just happened to be a police officer. So let's not get things crossed.

Buzz17
Buzz17

Many prayers for Officer Johnson's family, especially his children whom it appears witnessed their father's murder.

DeputyD
DeputyD

In addition to the obvious facts CharlesEcho pointed out to you, there is also something known as the Felony Murder Rule or Felony Murder Doctrine in many jurisdictions. This rule states, and I paraphrase, that if someone dies during/as the result of the commission of a felony, the perpetrator(s) can be charged for 1st degree murder.

So even during the car jacking/self defense scenario you suggested, the perp(s) responsible for the car jacking which precipitated the lawful self defense shooting could be charged with 1st degree murder.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Interesting point on felony murder, and seems correct under a car jacking scenario. Still, there are possibilities like imperfect self defense that do not necessarily imply a murder, even when the concept is broadened to include felony murder. BTW, the most common lay definition of "murder" would not include felony murder, even though the legal definition of murder often does.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

RIP, Officer Johnson.

27246
27246

The system is so broken I doubt we will ever see a real fix.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Snooker
I don't know, but I'd imagine its because Indiana has its own massiveopioids problem that's killing more than in Chicago. Opioids are decimating their population.

And if you want to go deeper, Gary Indiana is just as, if not more violent than Chicago. But we don't hear about it because no one gives a fuck what Indiana does.

directora
directora

This wonderful, sweet soul, Police Officer Oliver Johnson, Jr, passed from labor to refreshment, as a result of a stray bullet that hit him when he was off duty. All lives matter, and his life certainly mattered to the children of KIPP Forrest City College Preparatory. It is heartbreaking to know that no insurance may be available for his children. He had many plans for his life: he had desires to go further in his law enforcement career and to be a good family man. He often checked for speeders near KIPP Forrest City College Preparatory (KIPP Delta Public Schools) by sitting on our school's parking lot. He also took time to take photos with some of our students who needed an extra word of support. Most recently, in March, he took photos with some of our students who "mastered" their exit tickets on a sixth-grade math lesson. While I knew him, I was not a close personal friend. However, he impacted my life, because he gave us his time and his support. Most importantly, he was gracious to our children, and I just love anyone who loves my babies. I tried not to think about his "baby" face or his kind, respectful demeanor. Finally, I had to share.

We send our love to his children, family, and other loved ones. We send our condolences to his brothers and sisters in the Forrest City Police Department. On behalf of our KIPP team and family, "Thank you."

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

Is there an elephant in the room you would like to talk about?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LetGodSortItOut
No, just a whole lot of heroin

C A R
C A R

Please explain how a riot (by anyone or any organization) finds anyone, especially a killer? Really?

b1rd
b1rd

Please refrain from responding to Hi_est Dumbshit. All he really wants is to be on the google hit list by stirring up shit by making stupid comments that people respond to.

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SueCoop
SueCoop

Too many illegal guns. The one I legally carry is concealed on my body and the others I legally own are locked in the safe waiting to come out and serve their purpose of hunting or shooting clays or competition. All of them legal, all of them doing what they were intended to do, and all of them stay out of gang related activities. Gang members do not go through background checks nor purchase their guns from FFL dealers.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

SMH This is just too tragic & crazy for words. Prayers for his family, children & loved ones. Thank you for your service, Officer Johnson. May you be at peace.


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