Black Teen Murder Case Unravels: Investigation Takes a Turn

 


Photographs involving the case of Billey Joe Johnson, a 17-year-old Mississippi high school football hopeful who died after his vehicle was stopped by a sheriff's deputy, has thrown a kink in police reports that the man’s death was a suicide, according to USA Today. Photographs are inconsistent with a law officer's report that the teen killed himself with a shotgun, an attorney for the boy's family told the newspaper. Recently,  the shooting caused the local chapter of the NAACP to raise questions. The organization said earlier this week that the group would begin an independent investigation of the incident.

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