According to KLBK, Lubbock Police said the suspect previously known as “D5” turned himself in to the Marlin Police Department around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. 18-year-old Darius Johnson, Jr. was wanted for the deadly shooting of 39-year-old Steven Colón, according to Lubbock PD.
Police said officers found Colón Sunday evening in the 1700 block of 25th Street after a report of shots fired. His family said Colón was shot following an argument while working on cars next door to his father’s house. He was later pronounced dead at University Medical Center.
On Monday, LPD released an image and asked, “for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect.” The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit was also asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating Johnson.
Marlin Police Chief James Hommel gave EverythingLubbock.com a brief update on Wednesday morning, “He [Johnson] came up to talk to us. Lubbock PD informed us he had a warrant.”
Marlin Police did not question Johnson, the chief said, due to having a small department and not enough officers.
“We took him to Falls County [to the jail],” Hommel said.