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Johnson involved in domestic dispute before shooting

October 30, 2013 • Local News

The Roswell Police Department has released updated information about an officer-involved shooting.

According to a press release: “A man, later identified as Richard Johnson (35), opened the apartment door, produced a handgun and was shot.

“New information from the investigation concludes, Roswell Police Department Sgt. Cruz Zavala was not struck by gunfire as originally thought; however, he did sustain injuries during the incident.

“..Prior to (the) officer-involved shooting, Johnson was involved in a domestic dispute with a relative. During the domestic incident, Johnson discharged a weapon three separate times.

“Detectives have obtained sufficient probable cause and have secured an arrest warrant for Richard Johnson for aggravated assault on a peace officer, aggravated assault and three counts of negligent use of a deadly weapon.”

The RPD says that only one officer discharged his weapon. The investigation submitted criminal complaint against Richard Johnson, Login to read more

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