Greenville, MS – In Washington County Circuit Court, a jury found Camara “Killer Cam” Johnson, 23 yoa, guilty for his role in a shooting that occurred on May 2, 2014, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today.
The Washington County jury returned their verdict late Friday night at around 9:00 p.m. after two hours of deliberations. Camara Johnson was found guilty of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm Enhancement. His sentencing hearing will be scheduled later this month. He faces a potential Life sentence for the First Degree Murder charge as well as 20 years in prison for the Aggravated Assault conviction.
The case upon which Johnson was convicted stemmed from officers with the Greenville Police Department responding to 247 Sixth Street on May 2, 2014, where two shot victims were located. Ervin Simmons, Sr. was pronounced dead on the scene as a result of thirteen gunshot wounds and a female victim survived this vicious attack after being shot five times as well. After a thorough investigation, the Greenville Police Department arrested and charged Marquis “Ripper” McKinney, Cordale McCarty, and Camara “Killer Cam” Johnson with Capital Murder and Attempted Murder. Marquis McKinney and Cordale McCarty pled guilty to their actions and admitted their roles in killing Simmons and attempting to kill the female victim in a November 2016 court hearing. Through their investigation, the Greenville Police determined that McKinney and Johnson were the shooters in this vicious attack and McCarty was the driver of the getaway car.
Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson
District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105