Registered sex offender wanted for Kenner shooting that left man in critical condition

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KENNER, La. (WGNO) – Kenner Police are looking for a registered sex offender who goes by the name of “Tubby.” He’s wanted for a shooting that left a man in critical condition.

According to Kenner Police, the shooting happened Friday, Sept. 2 at Lincoln Manner apartment complex. The victim was shot multiple times.

The suspect is Bernest “Tubby” Johnson, 28. He’s a registered sex offender in Mississippi and has a previous address in the 1000 block of 31st Street in Kenner.

Johnson is wanted for attempted second-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, felony carrying of weapons and illegal use of weapons.

Anyone with information on Johnsons whereabouts is asked to contact the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111, or the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Task Force at (504) 589-6079 (press 1).