On Monday June 11, 2018 Officers of the National Park Service stationed at Grand Canyon National Park, made a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a male driver that was not wearing a seat belt. The driver of the vehicle was identified, as Darrius Johnson Jr. the suspect wanted in the homicide of Billy Gardner Jr. on Monday May 28, 2018 in Terrell. The arrest brings to a close the nationwide search for Johnson. Terrell Police Department is working with the United States Marshalls Office to arrange extradition of Johnson back to Kaufman County.
Monday May 28, 2018
On Monday May 28, 2018 Terrell Police responded to the 400 block of Thomas Street in reference to a shooting. The victim was identified as 23 year-old Billy Gardner Jr. who was found inside a vehicle in the area. Gardner had an apparent gunshot wound and was transported by Careflite EMS to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Forney, where he later died from his injuries.
After further investigation, the suspect was identified as 24 year-old Darrius Johnson Jr. An arrest warrant has been issued for Johnson for the offense of 2
Murder. Johnson is still at-large and considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding Johnson’s whereabouts and/or information regarding this investigation should contact the Terrell Police Department or the nearest law enforcement agency.