Gunfire at a gas station: Lorainz Johnson charged in fatal shooting of Jovonte Daniels
MILWAUKEE — 21-year-old Lorainz Johnson of Milwaukee is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the fatal shooting of Jovonte Daniels on Saturday, July 23rd. However, he is not in police custody.
The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. that Saturday at the BP gas station at Sherman and Burleigh on Milwaukee’s north side.
The complaint indicates Johnson approached Daniels at the gas station. Apparently Daniels’ girlfriend had been in a five-year relationship with Johnson.
According to the complaint, “Daniels put down the items he had bought in the store and squared up as if to fight.” A witness then told police she saw “Johnson pull out a small silver revolver from his left front pants pocket, point the gun at Daniels and fire the gun one time.”
At that point, the complaint says Johnson got back into his car — and fled the scene.
Daniels’ girlfriend drove Daniels to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment. But he died a short time later.
Again, Johnson is not in custody — and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. If convicted, Johnson faces up to 60 years in prison.