U.S — A verdict has been reached in the case of a 2021 road rage shooting, as Johnny Vickers, 24, was found guilty on Wednesday, August 16. The trial culminated in charges including assault by drive-by shooting, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, and attempted second-degree murder.
The incident in question took place on Sunday, June 6, 2021, in the vicinity of Highway 22 in Darrow, Louisiana. Deputies from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene in response to a shooting. Upon arrival, it was revealed that Vickers had allegedly discharged shots at the victim’s car as they turned into a driveway. Through a thorough investigation and collection of evidence, detectives were able to establish a link between Vickers and a rental car used during the shooting.
Subsequently, on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, Vickers was apprehended and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail in connection to another incident. During the course of an interview with detectives, Vickers reportedly confessed to firing shots inside the victim’s vehicle.
As the legal proceedings advanced, Vickers’ sentencing was deferred to a later date, pending a comprehensive pre-sentence investigation. His sentencing has been scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2023. While awaiting his sentencing, Johnny Vickers remains incarcerated in the Ascension Parish Jail. The conclusion of this trial underscores the commitment of law enforcement and the justice system to ensuring accountability and addressing incidents of violence on the roadways.