Winston-Salem man arrested after getting shot in the leg, causing crash

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Winston-Salem police car. (WGHP file photo)

Winston-Salem police car. (WGHP file photo)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man was arrested and faces several charges after he was shot in the leg and caused a car crash.

Winston-Salem police said the wreck was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Bethabara Park Road and Bethabara Park Circle.

Police said the suspect, 25-year-old Julian Johnson of Winston-Salem, was shot in the parking lot of parking lot of 2500 Bethabara Park Circle during an altercation with an “unknown subject.”

The suspect then tried to get away by driving toward Bethabara Park Road. Johnson’s vehicle collided with a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, causing it to rollover, according to police. The driver of the Jeep suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said Johnson fled the scene, but was found by officers in the area. He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Johnson has been charged with possessing a stolen firearm, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of drug activity and failing to yield to the right of way.

He was jailed under a $7,500 secured bond.

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