Howard Johnson Obituary, Death – On the city’s east side on Monday night, St. Paul police shot and killed a man. In the 1000 block of Hudson Road in Dayton’s Bluff, it happened around 6 o’clock. According to police, a man shot at his wife. An armed man was allegedly carjacking when police arrived. According to police, when a squad car struck him, he was still standing and holding the gun. Officers then started firing. There were leg and torso shots fired. In a hospital, he passed away. No policemen were hurt.
The identity of Howard Johnson was confirmed by his family to WCCO on Tuesday night. An SUV can be seen pulling away but stopping abruptly on the WCCO video near Hudson Road and Earl Street. Then there is a pop, a police car, and gunfire.
Johnson allegedly participated in a violent evening following the chaotic and fatal encounter, according to investigators. The memorial is known locally as “forever candles.” What Michelle Matthew witnessed and heard has traumatized her. “He wasn’t aiming the gun, as I saw. They weren’t intended for. Matthew: “He appeared to be upset with God.” “A good man, he was. He had no objectives. He exploded like he was mad at God and died way too soon. The Johnsons are inconsolable. Monique Johnson stated to WCCO on Tuesday that she first needs to see the body camera footage and find out what happened to her son.
Johnson’s friends, family, and loved ones attended his memorial service on Tuesday. “My son protected me,” He was described as “compassionate and loving” by Monique Johnson. She claims he is the father of twins who are 4 years old. “They’ll fatherless raise their children. I’m not expecting it. My child will never see me. She uttered.
They claim to be looking into what caused the tragedy. A cousin named Rea Smith said, “See if their truth is really their truth. Why do you conceal it? Juanita Lingwall, a cousin, said, “We must miss him and reflect on what ought to have occurred but didn’t because of the police.”
Johnson has issues, according to his family. His active arrest warrant for domestic abuse was confirmed by WCCO. The murder was met with “sadness” by St. Paul’s mayor, who also pledged a “thorough, prompt, and transparent investigation.” Tuesday saw a neighborhood sweep by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, along with a review of body camera footage. They expect to discover more soon. Administrative leave is being used by the officers. They have kept their identities and the length of SPPD employment a secret.