Arrest Made in Connection with Shooting/Homicide in La Plata

October 23, 2018
Andre Raynard Hilliard Johnson, 24, of La Plata

Andre Raynard Hilliard Johnson, 24, of La Plata

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have charged Andre Raynard Hilliard Johnson, 24, of La Plata, in connection with a shooting that occurred on October 3 in Waldorf.

Investigation revealed a group of people, one of which was a resident, were standing outside a house in the 11200 block of Wildmeadows Street when another group of people approached and stood nearby; people in both groups had been involved in a previous altercation.

Johnson walked toward the group who had gathered in front of the house, pulled out a handgun and fired several shots. At least one person – who was standing in front of the house and who has not yet been identified by detectives – fired back towards Johnson, but struck 17-year-old Elisha Amon Cole who was standing nearby.

During the course of the investigation, Johnson was identified as being one of the persons who fired a gun during this incident.

He was subsequently arrested on October 19, 2018, and charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and other charges for shooting toward the people in front of the house.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators are urging anyone with information to contact Det. J. Elliott at (301) 609-6515. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.

Andre Raynard Hilliard Johnson, 24, of La Plata

Andre Raynard Hilliard Johnson, 24, of La Plata

33 Responses to Arrest Made in Connection with Shooting/Homicide in La Plata

  1. Typical on October 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Yes, apparently black lives matter only in certain situations.

  2. Shawn on October 23, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    If you keep allowing the sale guns people will use them as they are intended.

    • Shawn on October 25, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      WHY ISN’T ANYONE LISTENING TO ME???!!! I KNOW WHAT’S BEST, NOT SOME STUPID COLONIAL CROSS DRESSING WHITE GUYS IN WIGS!!!!! WE HAVE TO STOP SELLING GUNS!!!! TO PEOPLE!!!! WE NEED TO STOP SELLING GUNS TO PEOPLE!!! OTHERWISE THEY’LL USE THEM!!!! TO FIRE BULLETS AND STUFF!!!! TO KILL DUCKS AND CHILDREN!!!! WHY DO I HAVE TO KEEP REPEATING MYSELF??? IT’S MAKING ME COME UNHINGED!!! AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT!!! YOU PEOPLE DON’T LISTEN!!!!

    • Anonymous on October 25, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Actually they are intended to be used as self defense against POS’s like this guy. Unfortunately they have made it so hard to get and carry a gun in Maryland his victim was unarmed and unprotected. You see which one is still breathing don’t you? POS criminals will always have access to guns because they don’t care about laws, it is the law abiding citizen that is left defenseless.

    • They say English is a hard language on October 26, 2018 at 6:56 am

      Try simple sentences first. Then work your way up.

      You are not quite ready for solo work yet.

  3. Anonamo on October 23, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    We knew there would be justice for Amon cole
    No help from that sorry sheriff he should be run out of town
    But it should be first degree murder for that animal

    • WTF over on October 25, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Why? He wasnt the guy that shot him.

  4. Anonymous on October 23, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    You mean white police officers weren’t involved? I for one am shocked!

    • Anonymous on October 25, 2018 at 11:05 am

      Correct, black lives matter only when a white police officer is involved. Otherwise, it’s game on.

  5. Anonymous on October 23, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    An absolutely disgrace!

    • Mop of Dreadlocks on October 24, 2018 at 6:13 am

      So is “groups of people” the SMD-speak for “gangs”?

      Andre needs to get his neck tat now if he wants to complete his initiation.

    • Middle School Left No One Behind on October 24, 2018 at 6:14 am

      What? – Your English?

    • Anonymous on October 24, 2018 at 7:31 am

      I agree!

    • Anonymous on October 24, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Que the grammar nazi losers….Watch.

      • Go back to 3rd grade and try again on October 25, 2018 at 11:34 am

        The irony. “Que”. Hahahahahahaha. Nothing like a sick burn like that.

      • Manuel from Barthelona on October 25, 2018 at 11:55 am

        Que? (Haven’t we been through this before?)

      • Better understand the "true loser" here... on October 26, 2018 at 6:59 am

        More like –

        “Quick – deflect – another person looking down on us for failing first grade”!

  6. Nate Forrest on October 23, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    We need a purge NOW!

  7. Anonymous on October 23, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Shot a 18 year old CHILD TO DEATH…absolutely disgusting..he belongs under the jail.

    • ? on October 25, 2018 at 11:35 am

      He didnt shoot anybody… He simply shot “at” a group of people, and missed. The yet to be named mystery shooter is the one who fired the deadly bullet

    • Comprehension is void on October 26, 2018 at 7:03 am

      Ask mommy to read it to you…..

      “…who has not yet been identified by detectives – fired back towards Johnson, but struck 17-year-old Elisha Amon Cole…”

      Back to your “My Little Pony” show now.

  8. Anonymous on October 24, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Thugs killing thugs. No biggie.

  9. Malcolm X on October 24, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Thugs being thugs. Every problem is solved with a gun.

  10. T Bone on October 24, 2018 at 7:32 am

    I agree!!

  11. Anonymous on October 24, 2018 at 7:46 am

    He’ll yeah

  12. What? on October 24, 2018 at 8:00 am

    If I am reading this correctly, Johnson was a member of the group that was standing nearby, lets call them group A. And then the victim was with group B, at the house. This clown fired at group B but didnt hit anyone with his spraying and praying mathod. Someone from group B returned fire, and shot his his homie instead. Am I reading it wrong?

    • Where do they come from? on October 25, 2018 at 11:17 am

      More like writing it wrong.

      Another strike against the SMD school system.

    • GODS GIFT TO ALL WOMEN on October 25, 2018 at 7:05 pm

      You are spelling it wrong!

  13. Lonewolfmcquade on October 24, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Savage

    • Lonewolfmcquade on November 1, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Ah, who cares?

  14. Anonymous on October 24, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    The new Charles County

  15. Wow on October 25, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    This is so rediculous
    It’s about children getting guns from whom ever
    And killing each other for what!
    Parents just have to do better

    Justice for all the children

    • Take Responsibility for your OWN actio on October 26, 2018 at 7:05 am

      So it is your daddy’s fault that you are this stupid?