Woman arrested, man on the run after deadly shooting in Leesburg, police say

Crimeline offering $5K for information leading to arrest of Jeron Johnson, 31

Sonja Isadieu-Johnson, 36 (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

LEESBURG, Fla – A woman wanted as an accessory to a deadly shooting in Leesburg has been arrested in Virginia Beach, but the man who police believe pulled the trigger is still on the run, according to the Leesburg Police Department.

Investigators said Sonja Isadieu-Johnson, 36, was nabbed and accused of accessory after the fact to a homicide.

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Police said they are still searching for Jeron Johnson, 31, of Leesburg.

Jeron L. Johnson, 31 (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Investigators believe Johnson shot and killed Michael Pettis, 34, in the front yard of a home in the 1000 block of West Line Street on Aug. 4.

Police have not said what the motive for the shooting may have been.

Anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts is asked to call Leesburg police at 352-787-2121. Crimeline is offering $5,000 for information leading to his arrest.


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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.