Johnston Teen Linked To New York City Shooting Caught On Video

While on Spring Break last week, a South Johnston High School student was reportedly involved in a shooting in New York City involving a 12 year-old.

The shooting happened on April 11th at a Manhattan barbershop.  A video surveillance camera reportedly captured the Johnston County teenager walk up outside the La Rubia de Columbus on Columbus Avenue near 106th Street around 2:40pm.

Joshua J’Air Wilson, 17, of Almon Road, Newton Grove allegedly stopped, looked around and pulled a handgun out of his shorts and fired into the barbershop while aiming at a 12 year-old child.  The bullets were fired through an open door of the barbershop.

Wilson was taken into custody late Monday night at his Johnston County home. He was booked into the Johnston County Jail on a fugitive warrant charging him with possession of a loaded firearm.  He is currently being held without bond awaiting extradition to New York.

A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department confirmed with WTSB News on Wednesday that Wilson was linked to the shooting.  Police have not ruled out the shooting may have been gang related and may have involved a nearby city run housing complex where gang activity has been a problem.

Sheriff Steve Bizzell said the teen was visiting a family near the New York barbershop over Spring Break.

No injuries were reported.

Johnston County school officials said Wilson is a student at South Johnston High.