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San Leandro Police Department
Monday March 4th, 2024 :: 01:39 p.m. PST


San Leandro Police make arrest in connection with the shooting of a 4-year-old boy.

March 4th, 2024
San Leandro Police arrest man in connection with the shooting of a 4-year-old child
San Leandro, Ca - On Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, just after 2:00 p.m., San Leandro Police responded to the 400 block of West Juana Avenue regarding a shooting at a residence.  Arriving officers and detectives located a 4-year-old victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the leg.  Police personnel provided first aid measures before the young boy was medically transported by ambulance.  
Fortunately, the child’s injury was not life-threatening.    
The ensuing investigation established that a single shooter, later identified as 33-year-old Adam Johnson of Oakland, stood in the shared driveway of a multi-unit residential property, and fired around 5 shots in quick succession with a handgun into one of the residences. Johnson then fired a single shot into an adjacent residential unit, striking the 4-year-old.  Officers conducting a protective sweep of the first targeted residence located the intended victim inside uninjured.
Investigators believed Johnson arrived at the target residence intending to recover a vehicle he had reported stolen earlier. 
Utilizing surveillance footage, Flock Public Safety Cameras, and law enforcement intelligence sources, Detectives were able to identify the shooter as Adam Johnson.  Johnson was safely taken into custody on February 29th.  
Johnson has been charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office with two counts of attempted homicide plus a litany of enhancements and special circumstances relating to firearm use and great bodily injury.
While criminal charges have been filed, SLPD continues to urge anyone with additional information regarding this incident to contact us via any of the following methods: Detective T. Perry at (510)577-3235, anonymous tip line at (510)577-3278, or Text-to-Tip at 888777 (keyword: TipSLPolice). 

San Leandro Police Department
901 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577

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