US Marshals tracks down and arrests Dalton road rage shooting suspect in Florida

The United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested 29-year old Damien E’Shaud Johnson on Thursday morning in Ft. Pierce, Florida on warrants connected to a January road rage shooting in Dalton. Johnson was arrested after a joint investigation by the Dalton Police Department and the US Marshals.

Johnson was wanted on warrants for aggravated assault and reckless driving after a January 28th road rage shooting incident on West Walnut Avenue. Nobody was hurt in the incident. Early information from the investigation of the shooting indicated that Johnson, driving a white Audi, and the victim who was driving a gray Honda Accord were driving aggressively towards each other while traveling westbound on Walnut Avenue. When the vehicles approached the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Market Street, Johnson fired several shots which struck the victim’s vehicle. The victim remained at the scene while Johnson fled the scene. Police were able to track Johnson’s movements back to an apartment building off of Tibbs Road, but Johnson was able to get away. He was arrested Thursday morning in Ft. Pierce, Florida by the US Marshals.

PREVIOUS: The Dalton Police Department is investigating a Sunday afternoon shooting on West Walnut Avenue that apparently stemmed from a road rage incident. No one was injured in the shooting. Dalton investigators have identified a suspect in the case but no arrest has been made.

The incident happened at approximately 1:30 pm. Preliminary information from the investigation indicates that two drivers, one driving a white Audi and one in a gray Honda Accord, became involved in a traffic incident involving aggressive driving near the Krystal on East Walnut Avenue. Both vehicles continued westbound on Walnut Avenue and the incident continued to escalate. When the vehicles has reached West Walnut Avenue near the intersection with Market Street, investigators say the driver of the white Audi fired several gunshots at the gray Honda, striking the vehicle but missing the occupant. The driver of the Audi fled the scene and the victim remained on scene and waited for police.

The victim had video of the incident that showed the license plate of the vehicle and police were able to use that information to identify a suspect and they located the suspect’s vehicle at the Holly Trace Apartments off of Tibbs Road. However, before police were able to take the suspect into custody, he fled the scene on foot. The suspect is still at large.

The suspect in this case is 29-year old Damien E’Shaud Johnson of Dalton. He is a Black male standing approximately 5’11 and weighing 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white tank top t-shirt and an Atlanta Braves baseball cap. Anyone who has information on his location is asked to call 911. This incident is still being investigated.

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