Police arrest 20-year-old Lafayette man wanted after teen shot, killed
UPDATE: On Sunday evening, police apprehended Garcia-Johnson. He has been booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail on a charge of serious violent felon in possession of a handgun.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Authorities in Lafayette are searching for a 20-year-old after an 18-year-old teen was shot to death early Sunday morning.
Police say Alexander Garcia-Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and white tennis shoes. Garcia is 5’11” and weighs around 125 lbs.
He’s wanted for the murder of 18-year-old Jontae Billups-Brooks.
Just after 4:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the 3100 block of Rubble Way on the report of several shots fired. Upon arrival, police located two brothers, Keyonte Billups-Brooks and Jontae, were suffering from gunshot wounds.
Jontae later died as a result of his injuries. Keyonte was treated and later released from the hospital.
Police do not believe this was a random act of violence.
Anyone with information regarding the location of Garcia-Johnson is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200.