Teen Shot & Killed At Bus Stop!
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - Dozens of people gathered in Oakland Wednesday to remember a young life cut short as family and friends paid tribute to a slain junior at Berkeley High School.
On May 11th, 17-year-old Isaac Johnson was on his way home from dinner with his mother when someone shot at the bus stop where he was standing.
He died on May 24th.
“You get that newspaper with all them murders that be in Oakland. It’s gonna be another number,” said Johnson’s friend Brandon Moore.
Johnson was Oakland’s 41st homicide victim, but for those who knew him, he was much more than a statistic.
“He always gave me a rainbow kiss: forehead, cheek to cheek, chin,” said his mother Lynette Ford. “And then make me kiss him back. ‘Love you Mom! Love you too Isaac.’”
Isaac had a way of making people smile. But now those smiles are tempered by a father’s tears.
“Nobody’s family should have to walk through this,” said father Isaac Johnson, Sr. “Don’t wish that on anybody.”
So far, Oakland Police haven’t arrested anyone in connection with the shooting.
By all accounts, Isaac was a good kid in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“We don’t see anybody concerned. We don’t see the police department, except standing down there to make sure nothing goes wrong,” said Johnson’s aunt Carolyn Dandidge.
Police were positioned down the street from the vigil.
Family friend Todd Walker made a plea for peace.
“We don’t want no retaliation. We tired of families burying kids,” said Walker.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of Johnson’s killer.
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