Laurinburg man sought in shooting death

By Scott Witten - [email protected]

Andre Lamar Johnson

LAURINBURG —Laurinburg police are looking for a convicted felon they believe is responsible in last week’s deadly shooting of Anthony Raheem Brown.

Police Chief Darwin Williams said his department seeks to arrest Andre Lamar Johnson of Laurinburg for the homicide. Johnson is wanted on warrants for first-degree murder, possession of firearm by a felon and discharging a weapon in the city limits.

The 30-year-old Brown was shot June 8 at about 10:20 p.m. on Hickory Street. When police arrived at the scene, Brown was unresponsive. He was transported to Scotland Memorial Hospital where he later died.

Williams said Brown was shot once.

The chief declined to provide a possible motive or say much about how investigators connected Johnson to the crime.

“We conducted several interviews and talked with witnesses and in the course of the investigation, developed him as a suspect,” Williams said.

Johnson, who weighs about 262 pounds, is considered armed and dangerous. Williams said Johnson is also a member of the Crip Rolling 60 gang, but would not say if the gang affiliation played any role in the shooting.

Johnson’s last known address was 413 E. Covington St. in Laurinburg. Police said he is also known to frequent Hickory Street and Willow Drive and Clio, South Carolina.

The 28-year-old served a six months sentence for drug possession. He was also convicted of assault by pointing a gun, assault on a female and trespassing.

Anyone with information about Johnson’s whereabouts should contact Detective Dentric. Williams at 910-276-3211 or 910-291-1755.

You may also visit and submit a crime tip.

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By Scott Witten

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Reach Scott Witten at 910-506-3023

Reach Scott Witten at 910-506-3023

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