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Annapolis police issue warrant for suspect in double shooting

Annapolis police are looking for Clarence Eugene Johnson III, after obtaining a warrant charging him with first-degree murder of a Brooklyn man and the shooting of a woman Wednesday night in Robinwood public housing community in the city.

Joseph Louis Johnson III, 33, was killed and Jana Jackson, 31, was critically wounded in the shootings that occurred in the 1400 block of Tyler Ave. Jackson was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, which she is critical condition, police said.

The two men are not related, police said. However, the shootings were not random because the shooting victims Clarence Johnson knew each other, police said.

Police were called there about 9:20 p.m. for reports of shots fired, police said. They arrived find Joseph Johnson and Jackson, according to police. Further information was not available.

Annapolis police canvassed the Robinwood public housing community Thursday, seeking information.

In the aftermath of the shootings, Annapolis police have increased police presence in Robinwood, police said.

The Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis held a press conference Thursday, largely to assure residents they are safe. Residents were encouraged to cooperate with police, and housing officials notified schools that students may need counseling in the wake of the shootings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Charles Bealefeld at 410-268-9000 ext. 7299.

andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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