Bounty Hunter Bloods member charged with attempted first degree murder

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) – Chattanooga police have arrested a man who was wanted in connection to a Monday night shooting inside a residence on Fagan Street.

Bobby Ray Johnson Jr., 33, of Chattanooga was taken into custody Thursday on a warrant and charged with:

  • Attempted first degree murder
  • Aggravated domestic assault
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Reckless endangerment

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by News 12, Johnson was identified as person who shot Kanya Thompson.

Thompson told police that she and Johnson were at the residence together when the two got into a verbal dispute that turned physical.

Thompson told police that she grabbed a box cutter and slashed Johnson in the face while trying to defend herself.

A witness broke up the altercation and then asked Johnson to leave the residence.

According to both the witness and Thompson, Johnson yelled that he was going to kill Thompson. He reportedly left the residence but returned with a handgun and shot Thompson in both her legs.

Thompson told police that she and Johnson had been in a relationship for 11 years but the two were no longer involved with each other at the time of the assault.

Chattanooga police have identified Johnson as a validated gang member of the Bounty Hunter Bloods.

Hamilton County Court records show that he has an extensive criminal history of convictions for illegal drugs and assault. Court records also show that Johnson is no stranger to Georgia law enforcement.

His bond has been set at $120,000 and his next court date is March 21.

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