Murdered In Michigan: Trucker Shot Dead In MI Neighborhood Identified
Truck Driver Police Say Was Brutally Murdered In A Michigan Neighborhood Near Detroit Has Been Identified As 42-Year-Old Kevin Johnson Of Floyd County, Kentucky
Flowerfield Township, Michigan – Many questions still remain unanswered about the circumstances surrounding what police believe was a murder of a 42-year-old truck driver in a St. Joseph County, Michigan, neighborhood early Thursday morning. However, police have now released the identity of the victim.
Kevin Johnson of Floyd County, Kentucky, was pronounced dead on the scene after he was found with a gunshot wound to his chest at approximately 3:06 a.m. Thursday morning on Flowerfield Road in Flowerfield Township. Police have yet to shed any light on what Mr. Johnson might have been doing there.
Shortly after the suspected homicide, St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite would not reveal precisely where Mr. Johnson’s body was discovered. We are now learning though that his body was in fact discovered in front of a residence near where his semi-truck was parked.
A resident of the neighborhood told local news outlet WSBT 22 that her husband heard men arguing loudly at around 2:30 a.m. and called the police. By the time the police arrived it was too late to save Mr. Johnson and those likely responsible for his death had fled.
Police have identified persons of interest though they have not yet revealed their identities. Police also confirmed they have been called to the exact residence where Mr. Johnson was shot and killed before. Their investigation is ongoing at this time.
Kevin Johnson Remembered As A Family Man
The Johnson family is deeply saddened by the shocking news. Kevin Johnson was a proud father of two boys and a proud truck driver. Johnson’s half-brother Bradley Johnson tells wymt.com that Kevin was a joy to be around and always had a smile on his face. “You couldn’t catch him in a bad mood. That was just Kevin,” Bradley said.
Bradley says Kevin’s family was his first priority. “It was always about family with Kevin. Always. He loved his boys more than anything in the world.” Kevin was also a proud owner of pit bulls which Bradley says also meant very much to him.
Transportation Nation Network will be the first to bring you updates on the investigation as soon as there are any new developments.
Images courtesy of Johnson family. Video shared courtesy of wymt.com.