RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A younger father and former highschool soccer standout was gunned down over the weekend in Richmond’s East Finish.
The vicitm’s household is mourning the sudden lack of their cherished one, however need the group to know the way sort his coronary heart was. Scott Johnson II, affectionately generally known as Scottie, was murdered doing what he cherished– serving to and uplifting others. The 26-year-old’s mother and father, Scott and Melody, inform 8News he was within the improper place on the improper time as they recall the day their son was killed.
Saturday, Could 16, was a standard day for the Johnson household. Scott Johnson, Scottie’s father, says he and his son did some yard work and the household ate brunch exterior on the again deck. Evaluating his household to the Huxtables, Johnson says they’ve a detailed knit household and are at all times collectively; even planning to get collectively that night time for dinner and margaritas on the again deck. Nonetheless, Scottie’s mother and father had no concept that brunch, on Saturday, can be the final time they noticed their son alive.
“He was such a delicate soul with a lot compassion,” mentioned Johnson. “He cherished everybody. His compassion and willingness to elevate others, sadly, led him to be on the improper place on the improper time.”
Richmond Police have been known as to the 2200 block of Williamsburg Highway round 10:30 p.m. for a capturing and positioned a person exterior affected by gun shot wounds.
Johnson and his spouse, Melody, have been married for greater than thirty years and clutched arms in the course of the interview for help as they clarify what occurred Saturday night time.
They are saying Scottie was visiting a good friend that he hadn’t seen shortly at an house constructing on Williamsburg Highway. The Johnson’s including their son was making an attempt to uplift the person he was visiting and be a constructive affect in his life. Melody Johnson, Scottie’s mom, says her son stepped exterior and out of nowhere gunfire erupted. Her son was shot a number of instances, dying exterior.
On Tuesday, 8News went to Williamsburg Highway and noticed an house door riddled with bullet holes.
Each of Scottie’s mother and father imagine he was not the supposed goal. 8News requested every mother or father what the previous couple of days has been like. Scott Johnson says it’s been ‘hell’.
“It’s been hell,” Johnson mentioned. “Simply horrible. I don’t suppose I’ve ever smelled so many shirts and issues simply to be linked to him, even simply sitting in his automotive.”
Melody says this loss is insufferable, sharing with 8News that her first little one was a child woman who solely lived one week. She says her and her husband have been blessed with two boys after, however Scottie was her first child she introduced residence from the hospital.
“I’m broken-hearted,” cried Melody Johnson. “He was a mama’s boy. He known as me each day and informed me every little thing,” Melody mentioned.
Scottie was a soccer standout at Highland Springs, enjoying all 4 years of highschool. He was additionally a faithful brother, son and a brand new father. Scottie’s son, Scottie Johnson III, is just one years previous. We’re informed Scottie’s son was his world and he cherished being a father.
Scottie’s mother and father are devasted figuring out their grandson gained’t develop up figuring out his father, however as a substitute should maintain onto the reminiscences by pictures.
“We’ll do every little thing we are able to for him and to let him know the way a lot his dad cherished him,” mentioned Melody Johnson. “We want prayers, we’d like help, and we’d like solutions.”
The Johnson household says they’ve full religion that police will make an arrest within the case. Scottie’s mother and father are within the means of organising a particular faculty fund for his or her grandson.
Richmond Police are asking anybody with info to offer them a name or name CrimeStoppers.