Facing first-degree murder and other charges stemming from a fatal shooting Dec. 12, Clarence Eugene Johnson III of Annapolis turned himself in Wednesday to the law enforcement officials, Annapolis police said.
Police responded to a report of a shooting at a home in the 1400 block of Tyler Avenue around 9:20 p.m. Joseph Johnson III , 33, of Brooklyn – no relation to Clarence Johnson – had been shot and killed. Jana Jackson, 31, was seriously wounded.
Police had issued a warrant for Clarence Johnson in connection to the case, and his attorney said Tuesday that his client maintained his innocence.
Police, however, said Wednesday that witnesses had identified Clarence Johnson. Police believe Clarence Johnson and Joseph Johnson had been in a dice game, and Clarence Johnson was upset over losing money. Police said he left, returned later, and entered the home. Three shots were heard before he left again, they said.
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