Sharon Johnson Death – The Lincoln Police Department have identified the victim of a homicide, which occurred on a Lincoln city bus on Thursday, July 23, 2020, as 69-year-old Sharon Johnson.
According to reports, Johnson was the sole rider of a city bus when a bullet went through the bus, hitting and killing her near 23rd and ‘A’ streets.
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The surveillance footage shows the shot was fired from a car, a grey chevy malibu, moving in the opposite direction of the bus, says the Police.
Police identified the car involved in the shooting at the Quikshop at 2940 north 14th less than three hours after the shooting.
Two suspects, 27-year-old Joel Jones Jr., and 19-year-old Jarell Wheeler were inside the car. They were contacted by officers and taken into custody.
Jones Jr. was arrested for 2nd-degree murder after being identified as the shooter in the car.
A gun that matched the caliber of the shell casing that was found on the scene was also found in the car, says the police.
Wheeler, who was identified as the driver of the car, was arrested for accessory to 2nd-degree murder.
According to Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister, the shooting was not targeted, but it also wasn’t an unintentional shooting.
The police is still investigating the motive of the shooting.