Deputies: Jets’ Johnson was uncooperative after shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was uncooperative with deputies who responded over the weekend to a fatal shooting that left him and a friend with bullet wounds and the driver of their car dead, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office report released Monday.

The report also suggested the men may have been at a nightclub before the shooting at a stoplight in Orlando.

Chris Johnson was shot in the right shoulder when someone pulled up next to their Jeep and started firing. His friend, Reggie Johnson, was shot in the triceps and thigh. The driver, Dreekius Oricko Johnson, was wounded in the head. None of the men are related.

His management team said that Chris Johnson was released from the hospital on Sunday and “is doing well.” They said he is expected to make a full recovery and is looking forward to returning to training as soon as possible.

“He thanks everyone for their support surrounding this unfortunate incident as well as their condolences regarding the passing of his good friend,” said a statement tweeted by EAG Sports Management.

Investigators believe the Jeep was targeted.

Two women told investigators they were at the nightclub “Lux” with the men prior to the shooting.

But neither Tamika Bryant or Karla Giorgio knew of any fights or other incidents that may have led to the shooting, investigators said.

No one answered Bryant’s’ cellphone on Monday, and Giorgio said she didn’t want to talk to a reporter.


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This article was written by Mike Schneider from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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