Son charged in funeral home shooting also faces fraud indictment

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Garcia Johnson

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — A man accused of shooting his father several times inside a Reidsville funeral home was free on bail from a felony forgery charge at the time of the shooting.

Garcia Fenwick Johnson, 43, of 110 Lawsonville Ave. is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill his father, James Johnson, on July 24 at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, at 115 Holderby St.

Police won’t say how many times James Johnson was shot. A search warrant obtained Thursday at the Rockingham County Clerk of Courts Office states that a gun and ammunition from two guns were recovered. According to the warrant, police collected a .32-caliber revolver without a serial number, .32-caliber bullets, five projectiles and four shell casings from a .380-caliber gun.

On Monday, Johnson’s attorney, Jason Ross, said that both Johnsons had weapons when the father was shot. He would not say whether both father and son fired their weapons in the incident.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record