Language from the Probable Cause statement: On May 27, 2015, police and emergency personnel arrived at 7XX Doddridge, outside of Playboy Cappuccino Lounge, at approximately 9:45 pm. At the scene, they found the victim, R.C., lying in the street. R.C. was pronounced deceased at the scene. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head. During an interview with a witness, I learned that the defendant, Eugene Johnson and the victim arranged to meet in order for the defendants to purchase marijuana. During the encounter, the defendant displayed and pointed a firearm at R.C.. The defendant then threatened the victim and attempted to steal the marijuana. Subsequently, the defendant shot R.C. in the head. I have been informed that the defendant is a previously convicted felon.
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