Danville teen sentenced in gang-related shooting incident

Stevie Johnson, Jr. to serve 13 years behind bars


DANVILLE, Va. – A Danville man will spend 13 years behind bars for multiple charges related to gang-related shooting incident. 

Stevie Johnson Jr. was sentenced Wednesday morning to three years for his use of a firearm charge, and 10 years each for his conspiracy to commit 1st-degree murder and attempted murder charges. No time was suspended for the firearm charge, but five years were suspended from each of the other charges. 

Johnson was accused of shooting at a man last September as part of gang mission.

A pastor and a former high school teacher of Johnson's both testified on Johnson's behalf in court Wednesday.

Numerous friends and family members of Johnson were in court to support him, but they declined to speak on camera after Johnson was sentenced.