#26: Shooter in murder-suicide was on bail for two pending gun felonies, police say

Dominiko Johnson (2020) | CPD

A 20-year-old man who killed his girlfriend and then fatally shot himself last month was on bail for two separate felony gun charges, according to court records and Chicago Police Supt. David Brown.

Brown, speaking to the City Council on Friday, used the murder-suicide as an example of violent crime committed in the city by people who, he argued, should be in custody.

Dominique Johnson and his girlfriend, Shanal Guy, were found dead in Woodlawn around 5:40 p.m. June 21. The medical examiner’s office ruled Guy’s death a homicide and Johnson’s death a suicide. Johnson had two pending felony gun cases in Cook County under the name Dominiko Johnson, according to a law enforcement source.

In one case, filed January 23, police allegedly saw a gun under Johnson’s feet when they pulled over a car he was riding in for a traffic stop.

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Judge David Navarro set his bail at $50,000 the next day and ordered Johnson held without bail for violating the terms of bond in his other pending gun case, which was filed in April 2020.

Navarro was also the judge who set bond in the earlier gun case. On April 9, 2020, Navarro let Johnson go home on his own recognizance after prosecutors charged him with felony unlawful use of a weapon, according to records maintained by the office of the Cook County public defender.

Of course, Johnson will not be charged with the murder of his girlfriend. But he is the 26th person that authorities have accused of killing, shooting, or trying to kill someone in Chicago this year while on bond for felonies.

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