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Teen killed in Alexandria’s Pembroke Village

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"An 18-year-old Fairfax County man who allegedly killed one teenager and wounded another and then reportedly left the house where the shooting occurred, saying, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter."

This was the first paragraph from a Washington Post article written on June 12 in the killing of 16-year-old Kevin Johnson. The unfortunate incident occurred at Pembroke Village, located in Alexandria in Fairfax County, Va. A 14-year-old was also shot, hospitalized and remains in stable condition.

Leon Malik Johnson is the person who took the life of Kevin and wounded the other teenager. According to news sources there was no relation between the two. Since the Washington Post stated the shooter as “an 18-year-old man” instead of a teenager, it can be assumed he will be tried as an adult.

Kevin Johnson was a student at Bryant Alternative High School. Leon Johnson was a former student there. Bryant's mission statement is this –

Bryant Adult Alternative High School inspires and empowers a diverse student population to earn a high school diploma in a non-traditional setting.

The Washington Post stated more on Kevin Johnson’s enrollment –

Kevin Johnson was a 10th-grader enrolled in Bryant’s AIM program, an alternative educational setting mostly for students who have been expelled from traditional high schools. Larry Jones, the principal of Bryant, said that Kevin Johnson had been at the school since October 2013.

Why Leon Johnson had a gun to begin with and the circumstance that followed the shootings is questionable. Kevin Johnson’s grandmother painfully spoke that “he was at the wrong place at the wrong time” is reason enough this tragedy happened.

More on this story can be viewed here.



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