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on December 20, 2013 at 7:44 PM, updated December 20, 2013 at 7:48 PM
A reputed West Coast gang member wanted for murder in California was arrested in Weehawken yesterday by Hudson County sheriff’s officers, authorities said.
After six hours of surveillance, Donovan Blair Johnson, 22, of Los Angeles, was arrested on Fulton Street at 10:30 p.m. by sheriff’s officers and FBI agents who were working on a tip, a sheriff's office report says.
Johnson was wanted in connection to the Aug. 27 shooting in which a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were gunned down on a Los Angeles street, a police report says.
Authorities say he fired an AK-47 in a gang-related retaliation shooting. Two more men, 19 and 18, were wounded, the report says.
After conducting surveillance at an apartment building on Fulton Street Thursday, sheriff's officers entered the building and searched and apartment, but did not find Johnson.
While searching the area around 10:30 p.m., officers were approached by a man and they ordered him across the street because of the investigation, a report says.
The man told the officers he lived in the building and when he identified himself as Donovan Johnson, he was arrested, a report said.
Police in Los Angeles believe the double-murder was retaliation for the shooting death of a gang member by a rival gang.
Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari praised the work of his officers, as well as the FBI agents and law enforcement in Los Angeles.
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