Suspect in shooting near William & Mary turns himself in

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Williamsburg Police identified arrested a suspect in an an August 27 shooting outside of a restaurant that sent one person to the hospital.

Around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, Williamsburg Police were called to The Crust restaurant in the 200 block of Richmond Road.

That restaurant is located in the Tribe Square development, which the College of William and Mary describes as 14 apartments for upper level students with dining options on the ground floor.

Williamsburg Police tell News 3 the person who was shot was not a William and Mary student.

When police arrived, witnesses told that that several shots had been fired outside the restaurant. Witnesses said two groups of people had gotten into a fight inside the restaurant and the shots were fired when they were leaving.

One person was injured by the gunfire and was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital in Newport News with what is described as a non-life threatening injury.

John Lee Johnson of Newport News is charged with one count of Maiming, two counts of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, two counts of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, and one count of Brandishing.

Johnson turned himself in to Williamsburg Police on Wednesday.

He is being held without bond at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.