Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson

A disc jockey and rap presentation turned deadly at the Sugar Shack in Jonesville this weekend, according to Catahoula Parish Sheriff Toney Edwards.

He said that early Sunday morning during a private event a shooting occurred while NOLA Production was on location filming disc jockeys.

An altercation allegedly broke out between Jordan Johnson of Natchez and DaJohn Lemichael Mitchell of Clayton, Edwards said, during which Johnson reportedly pulled a pistol and shot Mitchell multiple times resulting in Mitchell’s death.

Funeral services for Mitchell, who was 23 and played football and basketball at Ferriday High, are Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Baptist Church.

Edwards said information gathered from an eyewitness lead to the arrest of Johnson on charges of second-degree murder. Other arrests are likely in the case, and warrants are pending in the investigation, he said.

The sheriff said Johnson also has been charged by Adams County officials with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute based on a large quantity of marijuana seized at the time of his arrest.

Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office Special Operations Group Commander John Cowan organized a team to work with the Adams County Sheriff's Office to apprehend Johnson in Natchez.

"We got word from a reliable source where he (Johnson) was," Cowan said. "We went to Holiday Apartments and he was in his vehicle attempting to leave."

Johnson is being held at Catahoula Corrections Center.

Edwards said CPSO initially received a 911 call from an unknown person advising that there had been a shooting at the Sugar Shack, located on 10th street in Jonesville.

CPSO, Jonesville Police Department and Louisiana State Police responded to the call where Mitchell was found deceased from apparent gun shot wounds.

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