Toyota dealership worker died in Illinois after shooting; suspect charged with murder

A Toyota dealership employee in northern Illinois died Thursday night after being shot in the store’s parking lot, local police said.

Loves Park, Illinois police say Anderson Toyota employee Daniel R. Johnson, 29, was shot and “evidence indicates this was a targeted incident. and not a random act of violence”.

Paramedics arrived at the dealership and attempted to save lives, but Johnson, a resident of Rockford, Illinois, ultimately died, according to the news release.

Roman C. Richmond, 27, was charged in the shooting, police said in the statement.

Police filed five charges against Richmond on Friday: first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, felon’s possession of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Richmond is being held in Winnebago County Jail without bond. He had multiple warrants for his arrest, including for theft, criminal trespassing, residential burglary and household battery.

A sales manager at Anderson Toyota declined to comment. There was no immediate comment from Toyota Motor North America.

Police said a second person was arrested and questioned about the shooting, but later released.

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