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Oats charged with First Degree Murder in Johnson’s shooting death

July 12, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY — An 18-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been formally charged in Jefferson County Court with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death Saturday of Carlos Johnson.

Roderick Shondale Oats Jr
(Source: MVPD)

Roderick S. Oats, Jr., was arrested in Benton, Ill. just after 11:30 on Saturday night.

According to Coroner Roger Hayse, 20-year-old Carlos Johnson, of Mt. Vernon, died of a gunshot wound.

Officers were called to the 700 block of South 25th Street in Mount Vernon for a report of gunshots around 4:35 p.m. Saturday.

The department was later contacted by an area hospital about a man who was in the emergency room with gunshot wounds.

Johnson died at the hospital.

Investigators identified Oats, Jr. as a suspect after talking to several witnesses.

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