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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened in 2000 shooting death on Floral Drive in North Highlands?

Q: What happened in the shooting death of Justin Johnson on Larchmont and Floral Drive in North Highlands around October 2000?

Barry, North Highlands

A: No arrests have been reported in the slaying of 19-year-old Justin Johnson of Sacramento.

According to a story in The Sacramento Bee, Johnson was found shot to death in a Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, which crashed into the porch of a house in the 4000 block of Floral Drive about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 2000.

Witnesses told investigators that Johnson’s vehicle was parked on Floral Drive, just east of Larchmont Drive, when five or six shots were fired in rapid succession. After Johnson was shot, the SUV rolled approximately 100 feet through the intersection until it came to a stop in front of the house.

Witnesses reported seeing two young men running from the scene, one east on Floral Drive, the other north on Larchmont Drive.

Investigators said at the time that they had no motive for the shooting.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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