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APD Media Release

Press Release

December 14, 2012

Contact Person:  Major Scott Baker

410-26263-7980 or


Annapolis Police Department Obtain Arrest Warrant

for Suspect in Double Shooting

The Annapolis Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for Clarence Eugene Johnson III for the shooting death of Joseph Johnson, III and the shooting of Jana Jackson that occurred on December 12, 2012 at 1458 Tyler Avenue.

On December 12, 2012, at approximately 9:19 p.m. Annapolis police officers were dispatched to 1458 Tyler Avenue for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived they found the victims inside of the home. Joseph Johnson, III, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Jana Jackson was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma where she remains in critical condition. Both victims suffered gunshot injuries. There is no family relationship between the victims and the suspect. However, the victims and the suspect knew each other. This was not a random act.

The warrant charges Clarence Eugene Johnson III with First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Attempted First and Second Degree Murder, two counts of First and Second Degree Assault, 2 counts of Reckless Endangerment, and Discharging a Firearm.


Anyone with information about the incident or Clarence Johnson is asked to call the Annapolis Police Department at 410-268-9000 or 911.


Mr. Johnson should be considered armed and very dangerous.