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Arrest made in road rage related shooting that injured 2-year-old boy

Posted at 11:47 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 17:40:21-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old man with attempted murder for shooting 2-year-old Ka'si very early Saturday morning in a fit of road rage.

Javon Johnson is charged with several crimes including attempted murder and first degree assault.

He's accused of shooting into a car and hitting 2-year-old Ka'si who was seated inside.

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It happened just after 12:30 a.m., when officers were called to the 600 block of W. Franklin Street for a Shot Spotter alert.

When police first got to the scene, they couldn't find any victims or suspects.

Then a short time later, officers were alerted of a 2-year-old that had just arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Police think it all started at a red light where multiple cars were stopped. Apparently when it turned green no one moved, at which point the driver of the car transporting Ka'si blew their horn several times.

Still there was no movement, so the driver reportedly drove around the car in front of them and turned the corner onto Martin Luther King Jr, Boulevard.

That's when police say Johnson, who was driving a silver Mazda van, followed and shot into the car, hitting Ka'si, before taking off.

Ka'si remains hospitalized and is expected to survive.

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The ATF Baltimore Division had been offering a $15,000.00 reward for an arrest in the case.

It's unclear if a tip led to Johnson's arrest. Police didn't say if the Mazda Johnson had driven off in at the time of the incident has been found.