Michigan man sentenced for Huber Heights shooting

DAYTON — Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr. announced on Tuesday that 46‐year‐old Keith L. Johnson, of Ferndale, Mich., was sentenced to 22 years in prison for breaking into a home in Huber Heights and shooting at one of the residents on Aug. 2.

On Aug. 2, the defendant broke into a home on Blackshear Drive in Huber Heights. The home was where the mother of his children lived. Armed with a gun, he held the woman at gunpoint. When the victim’s brother tried to intercede, the defendant shot him twice, according to Heck. A struggle ensued over the gun, and Johnson was also shot, before he fled from the residence.

On Aug. 21, the defendant was indicted for aggravated burglary, felonious assault and kidnapping charges. After a jury trial, the defendant was found guilty as charged on Nov. 10.

The defendant was sentenced to a mandatory total of 22 years in prison, including six years because the defendant used a firearm in committing his offenses.

Prosecutor Heck continued, “This defendant came to Huber Heights from his home in Michigan and shot a man who was trying to protect his sister. He certainly deserves to serve a lengthy prison sentence.”