Cold Case: Mother begs for help to catch son's killer

Anthony Johnson (Source: WAFB)
Anthony Johnson (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The night of June 10, 2015 was a hot one in Baton Rouge, and a bloody one.

Anthony Johnson, 23, was gunned down on his grandmother's porch on Plank Rd. The scene, across the street from a convenience store, drew a huge crowd, yet no one could tell police who fired the deadly shots. The case quickly hit a dead end.

Johnson left behind a young daughter and a distraught mother. After her son died, Tammy Johnson came back to the neighborhood and asked around for answers. Two years later, she's still waiting.

"It's just not the same. I'm looking every day for him to call or walk through the door," said Johnson.

In many ways, life also stopped that day in June for Tammy. The grief she feels over the loss of her son is as raw and fresh as the day he was killed. "Sometimes I don't eat. I don't want to sleep. Just want to hurt myself, asking questions why would somebody be so cold-hearted to take him down like a dog. You can't give a life, why take one," cried Johnson.

Baton Rouge Police say the case is still open, but without new evidence or information, the investigation is at a standstill. Anthony's mother believes someone on that busy section of Plank Rd. saw something that could bring her some closure.

"Please, if you see anything, just please call," said Johnson. "You don't have to say your name. Just please come forward. This is a struggle for me."

If you know anything that could help, call Crime Stoppers at 255-344-7867. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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