Coach Steve Johnson was shot in what is being called a car jacking when he pulled over to use a phone more details coming………
I received word today that the basketball coach for Eisenhower HS – Steve Johnson was shot in San Bernardino. Information is that Mr. Johnson is at Loma Linda and in critical condition.
As we get more information I will update you. I have no other information however, it appears to have been a random a ttack….but this too is not confirmed.
Reports are coming in from Law Enforcement officials in San Bernardino that Coach Steve Johnson’s statements have lacked consistency. His stories have had holes in them.
Something we find interesting is that the coach would choose such a Dangerous place to stop to use the restroom. Second is why he choose to drive to the police station verses calling for help on his cell phone. Remember reports are that the robbers left with none of the victims personal property.
There were reports also that a rumor was being spread that he was shot and school those rumors were quickly squashed.
More details will come in the following days……………
Below is the report From NBC:
A high school basketball coach who was shot multiple times drove himself to a nearby police station and was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, police said Tuesday.
“The student athletes were, as expected, in shock, very quiet,” said Rialto Unified School District spokeswoman Syeda Jafri.
Steve Johnson stopped near Seccombe Lake Park (map) in the 500 block of N. Sierra Way on Monday about 7:45 p.m. to use the restroom. The 47-year-old Yucaipa resident was driving to the south end of San Bernardino to fuel up his car, police said.
While in the parking lot, three men approached the coach and tried to steal his wallet.
“During this time one or more of the suspects fired a handgun at the victim, striking him several times in the upper torso. The suspects fled on foot with no property,” according to a statement from the San Bernardino Police Department.
Johnson drove himself to the police department.
Statement from Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown on the Shooting of Steve Johnson, an Eisenhower High School Basketball Coach
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement on the shooting of Steve Johnson, an Eisenhower High School basketball coach:
“I am saddened and shocked by the attempted robbery and senseless shooting of Eisenhower Coach Steve Johnson. We, as a society, cannot remain inactive to the consistent increase in violence in our country. We just celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose mission was to promote nonviolence and the power of love. Every day, we are informed of a tragedy as the result of someone mindlessly shooting innocent people. We must all engage in putting a stop to the violence in our communities. This can only happen when a community decides to do something to create an atmosphere of safety. Laws and regulations alone cannot accomplish it. During my tenure, I will do everything I can to promote a safe environment that advocates resolving our differences, issues and problems by nonviolent means.”
Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.
Website of Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown: http://www.asmdc.org/members/a47/