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33-Year-Old Javon Johnson Charged In Road Rage Shooting Of 2-Year-Old Boy In Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — 33-year-old Javon Johnson has been charged in the shooting of a two-year-old boy over the weekend.

Johnson is charged with attempted murder, assault and various handgun related charges.

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He's being held at the Central Booking and Intake Facility in Baltimore.

The investigation began when police responded to the 600 block of W. Franklin Street on Saturday at around 12:30 a.m. for a Shot Spotter alert.

Shortly after, officers were called to an area hospital where a 2-year-old boy was being treated for a gunshot wound to his stomach.

Investigators believe the victim was riding in a car with several family members when he was shot.

They are classifying the motive for the shooting as road rage.

Johnson was arrested as a person of interest Sunday afternoon, after police called out for a $15,000 reward for any information on a suspect vehicle, a gray or silver Mazda MPV minivan.

The child is in stable condition and is expected to survive.

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