GANG-RELATED SHOOTING AT BENIHANA’S

Atlanta-Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard announces the start of jury selection on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 in the case of The State v. Raphael Johnson for the 2013 gang-related Armed Robbery, subsequent shootings, and murder of two men. The first shooting occurred on August 13th, 2013 in West End Village. The second shooting occurred on August 20th, 2013 at a Benihana’s in Buckhead. Johnson is charged with Participating in Criminal Street Gang Activity, Murder, four counts of Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, three counts of Aggravated Battery, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony, Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery, and four counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.