Johnson, 17, was found dead in the night of April 6 in his car off Sego Lilly Road in Diana. The preliminary autopsy showed he died from two gunshot wounds to the head.
Two Gregg County boys were arrested April 9 in connection with the homicide.
The affidavit was filed by Upshur County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Bruhn.
One boy, identified in the affidavit as a 14-year-old student at Judson Middle School, said that he had stolen his grandmother’s car and picked up another 14-year-old from Judson Middle School and another person named “Chewy,” who he identified as the shooter.
The grandmother, identified as Michelle Crawford of Longview, said that the boy had recently moved to Longview from Chicago “to get away from trouble.”
She contacted investigators.
The document also revealed that there was a woman with Johnson at the time of the shooting.
The boy said that another boy “wanted to kill the victim and had made that fact well known.”
Bruhn’s affidavit said that the female passenger in Johnson’s car told investigators that Johnson had talked on his cell phone shortly before the homicide with a person he called “Chicago.”
Johnson’s vehicle soon pulled up alongside another car with three males in it.
One, who Johnson addressed as “Chicago,” got out of the passenger side of the car, walked over to Johnson, and “shot the victim two times and then went back to his vehicle and fled the scene,” Johnson’s passenger told investigators.
The boy who identified a person as chewy said they later went back to the Johnson car to “bless the victim” and move his body to the passenger side of the Johnson vehicle.
The affidavit said the suspect left behind a pair of glasses, which was found under Johnson’s body. The suspect told the investigators they were his.
He also said that after they moved Johnson’s body, he drove them back to Longview, and then he went home.
The young suspect told investigators they would find “a lot of blood in the passenger side rear seat where “Chewy” had been seated.
The two arrested are being held in the Gregg County Juvenile Detention Center. At the time they were arrested, authorities said that more arrests were possible in the case.
Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd said the warrant was “search, tow and gather evidence and analyze anything found—blood, hair, etc.—for DNA.”
He said he had not decided yet whether to try to get the suspects certified to be tried as adults.