Jets RB Chris Johnson wounded in fatal drive-by shooting

By on March 9, 2015

Chris Johnson, who plays for the Jets in 2014, gets wounded in a fatal drive-by shooting.AP

Chris Johnson, who plays for the Jets in 2014, gets wounded in a fatal drive-by shooting.

Jets running back Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder in a drive-by shooting that left another person dead early Sunday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s office in Orlando, Fla. Johnson is expected to be OK, according to a source.

Johnson was in a Jeep with two other men around 4:09 a.m. when another car pulled up next to them at a red light and began shooting into the Jeep, according to the police report.

The fatal victim was identified as 28-year-old Dreekins Oricko Johnson, although it’s not known if he’s related to the NFL running back. The third male, Reggie Johnson, 29, was in stable condition, according to police.

No one has been arrested in relation to the crime and the investigation is ongoing.

Technically, Johnson is still a member of the Jets organization, but the team declined his 2015 option in February and he will become a free agent on Tuesday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and everyone impacted by this tragic event,” the team said in a statement.

Earlier this offseason, Johnson, 29, was arrested in Orlando for openly carrying firearms. Police said the running back had two guns in his vehicle when he was arrested in January, and Johnson received a second-degree misdemeanor charge of openly carrying.

Johnson’s one season with the Jets was a disappointment: he rushed for 663 yards with one rushing and one receiving touchdown.

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