BUT FIRST, A MADISON MURDER SUSPECT'S FAMILY SPEAKS
OUT -- FOR THE FIRST TIME.
-- JENNIFER --
LONDRELL JOHNSON'S MOTHER IS ADAMENT.
POLICE SHOT AND KILLED JOHNSON FRIDAY ON EAST WASHINGTON
AVENUE, AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY STABBED TWO PEOPLE TO DEATH.
BUT SHE SAYS, OFFICERS HAVEN'T NOTIFIED HER JOHNSON
-- JENNIFER --
ONLY NEWS THREE'S DANNIKA LEWIS SAT DOWN WITH THE
AND HAS MORE.
THE SHOOTING HAPPENED FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
AT A NEAR EAST SIDE APARTMENT COMPLEX.
JOHNSON'S MOTHER CONFIRMED HE LIVED THERE.
AND SUFFERED FROM MENTAL ILLNESS.
FAMILY SAYS HE HAD VOLUNTARILY SOUGHT TREATMENT, AND
WAS ON MEDICATION.
MADISON POLICE CONFIRM.
THE MAN THEY SHOT AND KILLED FRIDAY, WAS MENTALLY
BUT THE MEDICAL EXAMINER HASN'T IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM.
POLICE SAID THE VICTIM.
STABBED A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TO DEATH, AFTER HE ARGUED
WITH THE OLDER WOMAN.
JOHNSON'S FAMILY CALLED NEWS 3, UPSET THEY HAVEN'T
HEARD FROM HIM SINCE BEFORE THE SHOOTING.
THEY SAW OTHER MEDIA REPORTS NAME JOHNSON AS THE MAN
SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE.
WILLIE MAE JOHNSON, Londrell Johnson's Mother: 3555
I'm not saying he was no prince or angel or nothing
He'd get angry, but he wasn't going to pick at you,
he wasn't going to mess with you.
In order for Londrell to come at you in the wrong
way, you had to come to him and you had to keep on
picking at him.
And he was going through problems in that building.
SHURONE JOHNSON, Londrell Johnson's Brother: 4025
We're not going to speculate or anything.
We don't know anything.
28 But at the same time, people with mental health
issues need to be approached in a certain way, you
know what I'm saying? 35 So he had issues.
No doubt about it, he had issues.
So we need to find out what's going on.
We still haven't spoken to anyone.
RELATIVES SAY JOHNSON WAS NOT A VIOLENT PERSON.
BUT INSTEAD FEARED POLICE FROM PAST ENCOUNTERS.
THEY STRESSED THEY FEEL FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE DEAD
AFTER FRIDAY'S INCIDENT.
-- DANNIKA --
MADISON POLICE TELL US THEY HAVE CONTACTED FAMILY.
THEY DIDN'T INDICATE WHO THEY INFORMED.
AND ARE STILL NOT RELEASING THE SUSPECT'S NAME.
JOHNSON'S MOTHER INSISTED TONIGHT.
THAT SHE HAD NOT HEARD FROM DETECTIVES.
OR BEEN ABLE TO SEE HER SON'S BODY.