Who is Bokio Johnson? Father of slain Karr student arrested for killing son’s accused murderer

Bokio Johnson, the father of slain Edna Karr High School student Caleb Johnson, 18, allegedly trailed his son's accused killer before killing him


                            Who is Bokio Johnson? Father of slain Karr student arrested for killing son’s accused murderer
Bokio Johnson(L), was detained after shooting his son's murder suspect Hollis Carter(R)(Image/New Orleans Police Department)
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A father from New Orleans was arrested on Friday,23 March for allegedly shooting a young man accused of killing his son. The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate stated that Bokio Johnson, 46, was detained after Hollis Carter, 21, was found dead and his mother gravely injured on their way to a pre-trial hearing in the young man's murder case on Wednesday,March 23 morning.

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The deceased was not initially identified by the authorities, but Carter's defense attorney, John Fuller, verified that his client was killed. Carter was charged with two counts of second-degree murder for the shooting of 18-year-old Caleb Johnson and his 25-year-old stepsister, Breyiana Brown in 2021. Carter was out on bond at the time.

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Hollis Carter admitted to a double homicide that included Caleb Johnson and his stepsister, Breyiana Brown.

Breyiana Brown (left), Caleb Johnson (right) (Image/GoFund Me)

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According to court documents obtained by The Times-Picayune, Bokio Johnson, the father of killed Edna Karr High School student Caleb Johnson, 18, allegedly trailed his son's accused killer before killing him.

Johnson followed Hollis Carter, 21, to and from court appointments before killing him and injuring his mother on Wednesday, 23 March as they were driving to another court appearance. New Orleans Police posted a photo of a black Ford F-150 pickup truck shortly after the incident. Carter's family members recognized the truck in the photo as one belonging to Johnson.

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An SUV was spotted, driving up alongside a sedan, inside which Carter was seated on Chef Menteur Highway shows. A gunman then started firing on a sedan driven by Carter. He was killed with a gunshot to the head. “When they heard it, everybody turned and they saw a gentleman standing out with his rifle pointing in the car,” Pastor Mike Smith, of Bethel Baptist Community Church, informed WVUE.

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“[The mother] was hurt, she couldn’t feel her legs, and they called the police. She kept saying, my baby, he’s in the car, is he ok? They didn’t tell her that he was deceased, they just sent her to the hospital,” Smith further explained.

According to WWLTV, Carter was arrested in April 2021 and spent five months in prison before being freed after posting a $375,000 bond, which cost him or his family over $40,000. He had been making his mandatory court appearances, according to court records.

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John Fuller, Carter's lawyer, insisted his client’s innocence. He stated that he had been preparing for the case's trial and that he would try to prove that Carter made a fake confession because he was afraid of the real gunman who shot.

According to CBS New Orleans, police stated Carter confessed to the murders, but his advocate claimed his client fabricated a fake confession because he was terrified of the real culprit who shot Johnson's son.
According to WWL, Bokio Johnson was detained in connection with Carter's murder after a search warrant was executed at his residence.

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