Landlord arrested, accused of having tenant's son shot
June 28, 2011 at 12:23 AM EST - Updated June 24 at 1:00 PM
A dispute between a landlord and her tenants leads to a shooting in the driveway of the property.
The landlord didn't like that the adult sons of her tenants were staying at the house because they weren't on the lease.
But rather than taking them to court or evicting them, the tenants say she took matters into her own hands.
Alicia Johnson's lease doesn't list her son, Andell, but he had been staying at her E. 109th Street rental.
After a few months of collecting the rent and ignoring that fact, Johnson says her landlady came over without warning, and with an armed man.
"He said this gun got 17 shots and I'll use em. I guided him out the house. They came back in and my son ran outside. That's when I heard pop and he was shot," said Alicia Johnson.
"My intentions were to leave. He wanted us to leave as soon as possible and hurry up and I didn't. The next thing you know we got into an altercation and he shot me," said Andell Johnson.
After the shooting the pair fled, leaving Andell bleeding from the bullet wound.
Andell wasn't able to work or go to school for weeks, and he's now saddled with thousands of dollars in medical bills.
The family says they want to see the landlady punished as if she was the one who pulled the trigger.
"It should have been done legally, they should have brought the police or eviction court," said Alicia Johnson.
The Johnson's say the landlord was arrested and is out on bond. They believe there's a warrant out for the shooter after they I. D. him in a line up but until they're both behind bars, they fear retaliation.