Bodycam Footage of Zonterious Johnson Shooting by Lawton Police in Oklahoma

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Lawton, Oklahoma — On January 17, 2021 at approximately 3:30 am Lawton Police Officers were at the Lavish Lounge to conduct a compliance check. During this compliance check, there were a number of people still inside the building and a number of vehicles still in the parking lot. While conducting the compliance check, Officers heard shots being fired from outside the building. Those shots were not being fired by Lawton Police Officers. Body worn cameras indicate that at least ten (10) shots were fired outside the building. Officers exited the building and rushed towards the area where the shots were being fired from outside the building. An officer observed a male (later identified as 24-year-old Zonterious Johnson) standing in the street and shooting a weapon.

Officer Nathan Ronan also observed Johnson standing in the street with his arm extended, heard gunshots from that area, and observed another individual near a white sport utility vehicle, shooting back at Johnson. Johnson fled from the area and Officer Ronan identified himself as a police officer, gave commands for Johnson to stop, and pursued Johnson on foot. Johnson did not stop fleeing. Officer Ronan then pursued Johnson onto Tenth Street and into a dark alley, where Ronan lost sight of Johnson briefly due to a privacy fence. Officer Ronan illuminated the light on his weapon, went around the corner of the fence, and observed Johnson with a weapon. Johnson raised and produced the barrel of the weapon despite Ronan’s command to drop the weapon.

Officer Ronan then fired his weapon at Johnson. Zonterious Johnson was struck twice in the chest and once in the foot. Officers immediately rendered medical aid to Mr. Johnson, and he was transported to Comanche County Memorial Hospital by ambulance, where he succumbed to his injuries. Johnson’s weapon, which can be observed on the officer’s body camera, was recovered by OSBI. The weapon was determined to be a Taurus Model 9mm with an empty twelve (12) round capacity magazine. The slide was in the “locked back” position. OSBI also recovered seven (7) Speer 9mm Luger spent cartridge casings outside the Lavish Lounge that were identified as having been fired by the weapon recovered from Johnson.

OSBI also recovered a fired bullet inside the Lavish Lounge which was determined to be consistent with bullets typically loaded in 9mm Luger cartridges. No City of Lawton Police Officer on scene was carrying a 9mm weapon. The weapon recovered from Johnson was determined to have been purchased by an individual in Wichita Kansas, who is a relative of Darezane Porter, who has children with and was reportedly in a relationship with Johnson. OSBI forensic reports show that Johnson’s fingerprint was found on the magazine of his weapon. OSBI continues to investigate the related matter regarding the individual observed outside the Lavish Lounge near or in a white sport utility vehicle shooting back at Zonterious Johnson.

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Author: rafael.nieves


37 thoughts on “Bodycam Footage of Zonterious Johnson Shooting by Lawton Police in Oklahoma

  1. When is society going to learn that white cops trying to stop blacks from killing each other is a fool’s errand that does more harm than good.

  2. Why do you black guys think officers are trying to scare yall???
    i mean come on… i see so many videos of a black man saying "shi i aint scared yall yall dumb ass N i aint scurred"

    grow up already.

  3. Looks like Glocktavian had a bad day… I was stationed in Lawton (Ft. Sill) quite some time ago. Not much in the way of shooting then just some knuckle sandwiches passed out every now and then.

  4. Body hits the floor….
    Gofundme page in 5 minutes…..
    They act like suing the police for shooting criminal family members is a job….
    And all these people are like whyyyyyy!!!!!!
    And ACTING Surprised when these thugs get shot……

  5. Where the hell do people get these names from????
    They are like I’m gonna throw two names together and make it stoopid…….
    Some idiot bitch gotta yell fuck the police….that’s original

  6. Guess this one didn't make the CNN audition because of the obvious gun draw from the dumb ass guy on his way to Dr school.

  7. Let's guess all the possible illegal activities going on in the bar. Drugs? Gambling? Prostitution? Stolen property? All the above?

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