Williamsburg Neighborhood homicide suspect arrested in New York

(Photo Credit: Arlington County PD)

ARLINGTON, Va. – A suspect wanted for a murder in Arlington County, Virginia has been caught and arrested in New York City. Around 4 p.m. on October 24th, Jason Allen Johnson, 38, was arrested in the 2700 block of Broadway in Manhattan for shoplifting. After bringing him in for those charges it was  determined that he was also wanted for first degree murder charges and for a failure to appear on a possession with intent to distribute cocaine charge. He is being held in New York City pending extradition to the Commonwealth.

Around 3:30 a.m. on February 19th, Arlington County PD responded to North  29th Street for the report of shots fired. Arriving officers located one male victim who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, 23 year old Micheal Gray of Manassas Virginia, was transported  to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police revealed that this shooting spurred from a dispute that took place during a party at a residence located on  North 29th Street. Following an investigation into the incident, charges were sought for Johnson.  Johnson subsequently fled the area and after a  search was initiated by the United States Marshals Service and the Arlington County Police Department where he was caught in New York City.

The investigation into this incident is still ongoing and Arlington County PD ask that if you have any additional information regarding the investigation to please contact Detective J. Trainer of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4185 or jtrain@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).