Clifton Johnson found guilty of murder


After days of deliberations, a jury found Clifton Johnson guilty of second-degree murder while armed, carrying a pistol without a license and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Johnson was found not guilty of first-degree murder. He stood trial for the shooting death of 24-year-old Dwayne Grandson last November. Grandson was found with gunshot wounds in the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Ave., SE.

According to police, both men were found suffering from gunshot wounds that night, but Johnson survived.

During the trial that started last month, Johnson’s attorney had argued his client had the gun because he was afraid of being robbed.

Johnson will be sentenced July 14.

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