SPOKANE, Wash. -- The trial began Wednesday for the man accused of gunning down two people in a neighborhood grocery store on New Year’s Eve.
Shannon Johnson, 33, is charged with murder.
The victim who survived gunshot wounds testified Wednesday he saw Johnson shoot the man who died. The man who testified was shot twice, in the shoulder and in the lower back. He claimed the fight with Johnson that led to the shootings started over a firearm.
On the first day of the trial, jurors also watched security video from the store the night of the murder. Detectives said Johnson could be seen in the footage.
Police said Johnson walked into the store near Euclid and Thor on New Year’s Eve. Witnesses reported hearing an argument over a woman, money and drugs, according to court documents. Police said Johnson shot the other two and then ran away.
Authorities used a SWAT team, K-9 units, and the Air 1 helicopter to located Johnson. He was found hiding under a bridge.