Woman shot in Oak Forest last month dies

Terrell Randall

One of two women shot allegedly by the same man in the south suburbs late last month has died, authorities said this morning.

Tonnisha Johnson, 28, of the 17100 block of Whittier in Hazel Crest, died at Advocate Christ Hospital at 10:33 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.


Terrell Randall, 32, has already been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in her shooting. Those charges now will be upgraded.

Oak Forest police had said Johnson was found shot about 1:35 a.m. Aug. 26 outside the Terrace Motel in the 15300 block of Cicero Avenue. About three hours later, authorities say he shot another woman in Markham.


Johnson was shot twice in the torso and once in the buttocks. Police said she identified Randall as her assailant, as did the second shooting victim.

Authorities identified Johnson as Randall's girlfriend at the time and the Markham woman as an ex-girlfriend. He is being held on a combined $5 million bail for both shootings.

After the shootings, Randall became the target of a regional manhunt, and he was arrested later in the day in Lansing.

Randall has been convicted four times on weapons offenses and five times on drug charges. He was released on parole May 16 after serving two years of a four-year sentence on a gun conviction, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records.