Police: Man conceals shotgun in thrash can, shoots victim in torso

Freddie Johnson, NOPD photo
Freddie Johnson, NOPD photo

Police say that a 55-year-old man concealed his shotgun in a trash can before shooting a man in the torso Saturday morning.

Freddie Johnson tuned himself in to authorities Monday after being wanted for attempted murder.

Officers say the shooting happened just before 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the 2200 block of St. Andrew Street.

Police say that the suspect shot the victim in the torso with a shotgun hidden in a trash can. Authorities say that Johnson was seen dragging the trash can in the street.

Johnson has been charged with attempted first degree murder.

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