Two charged with shooting armored car guard, taking $140,000, may be linked to similar robberies
(CNN) — The three men who are currently charged with the armed robbery of an armored car guard in Washington, D.C., have a significant connection to other robberies that have turned violent.
The suspects’ brother, Demetrius Johnson, is charged with attempted murder in connection to the 2010 robbery of an armored truck driver in Louisiana. The brothers’ father, Demetrius Johnson II, was charged in the 2011 attempted robbery of an armored car driver in New Orleans, police said at the time.
Then there is Demetrius Johnson I, who was indicted in May on federal charges of conspiracy to commit robbery by force and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. According to that indictment, Demetrius Johnson I shot an armored truck guard during the robbery in Washington, D.C., in 2010, but his attorney argued in court that he did not pull the trigger.
The brothers’ father, then known as Demetrius Johnson III, was eventually sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of six armed robberies in 2005 and 2006 and a carjacking in 2007.
After a three-week trial in February 2012, he was sentenced to 12 years and five months in prison.
According to the indictment — which was unsealed on Friday morning in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia — Demetrius Johnson II, now known as Demetrius Johnson I, and Demetrius Johnson III, now known as Demetrius Johnson IV, are the men who police said shot at an armored car guard Tuesday morning at the Metro Centre Station.
Here are the three brothers’ identities:
Demetrius Johnson II: He is charged with felon in possession of a firearm and attempted murder
Demetrius Johnson II was arrested last week after police said Johnson, who