ANNAPOLIS, Md. - If not for a series of surgeries at Shock Trauma, a bullet to the chest may have ended the life of Jana Jackson (pictured below). The shooting inside her unit at a housing complex on Annapolis’ south side still resonates with her neighbors.
"Do you find yourself looking over your shoulder a little bit?"
"Oh definitely...especially when I come home,” said Nicole James, “(I) don't let the kids out now. You just have to be aware of your surroundings at all times."
Another target of the shooting, 33-year old Joseph Johnson of Brooklyn was dead by the time police arrived.
In the three weeks since his murder, police have teamed with U.S. Marshals and State Police to try to track down his alleged killer, Clarence Johnson III, who also goes by the street name “Burger”, and he’s also suspected of other killings.
"Burger, Clarence Johnson, is responsible or a person of interest in another homicide that occurred earlier this year,” said Major Scott Baker of the Annapolis Police Department, “We also believe that he's being harbored by friends and family throughout Anne Arundel County."
Police also believe Johnson’s friends and associates are trying to intimidate witnesses.
He is considered armed and dangerous, and detectives say the fact that he knew his victims in the December shootings and did not hesitate to gun them down following an argument shows his willingness to kill in cold blood.
Jana Jackson’s neighbors are thankful she survived the attempt to take her life.
"It impacted a lot of people. She's a mother. She has two kids and I don't know how the kids are doing. I'm pretty sure it's hard on them,” said James, “She's strong. She'll pull through. She's a fighter. She's a little kicker. She's go a lot of kick in her."
***If you have any information that could lead police to Johnson, you’re asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Your tip leading to an arrest and indictment could land you that cash reward of $2,000.
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