Wilmington man held without bail in September killing

Wilmington man held without bail in September killing
Johnny Johnson was found dead from a gunshot wound on the front porch of his home on Sept. 20, 2016. (Source: Shawanna Oliver)
Johnny Johnson was found dead from a gunshot wound on the front porch of his home on Sept. 20, 2016. (Source: Shawanna Oliver)
Zibree Brawley-Washington (Source: New Hanover Co. Jail)
Zibree Brawley-Washington (Source: New Hanover Co. Jail)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A man arrested by US Marshals in Philadelphia for a September killing in Wilmington made his first appearance in a New Hanover County courtroom Tuesday.

Zibree Brawley-Washington, 18, was extradited to Wilmington on Friday from the Philadelphia jail he had been in custody in since being located on Oct. 4, 2016.

Brawley-Washington is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 45-year-old Johnny Lee Johnson, who was found dead from a gunshot wound on the front porch of his home on North 13th Street on Sept. 20, 2016.

In Brawley-Washington's court appearance, Judge Sandra Ray determined Brawley-Washington will remain in jail without bond, and appointed him a defense attorney.

According to NC Department of Corrections records, Brawley-Washington was convicted of larceny in December 2015, communicating threats in February 2016, and wanton injury to property in March 2016.

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