Jets’ Chris Johnson Shot In Drive-By Incident In Orlando
By Space Coast Daily // March 8, 2015
Dreekius Johnson fatally shot in incident
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Chris Johnson, 29, an NFL running back and resident of Orlando, was wounded in the shoulder in a drive-by shooting incident at about 4 a.m. Sunday, according to ESPN.
Two other men were shot in the incident, one fatally, which happened at the intersection of South Orange Blossom Trail and Southland Boulevard in Orlando.
Dreekius Johnson, 28, was killed, and according to the victims, a vehicle pulled up to their SUV at a red light and opened fire, killing Dreekius who was driving.
Chris Johnson was a passenger in the vehicle with Reggie Johnson, who sustained gunshot wounds in the hand and leg. Both Chris and Reggie were taken to the hospital are are in stable condition.
The shooter or shooters fled the scene after the shooting and no information has been released about the suspects.
Chris Johnson attended Olympia High in Orlando and played college football at East Carolina University, where he tallied 2,960 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns his senior year.
He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans 24th overall in 2008, after running a record-breaking 4.24 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.
In his second year of professional football, he won the NFL rushing title with 2,006 yards (only the seventh player ever to break 2,000), and broke Marshall Faulk’s record of total yards from scrimmage with 2,509.
This earned him the nickname “CJ2K.”
Chris Johnson has been to three Pro Bowls and was the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2009.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact CRIMELINE by calling 1-800-423-TIPS. For information leading to a felony arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. You don’t have to give your name, and your identity will be protected.