The father of the man accused of fatally shooting a Walmart security guard and then committing suicide claims his son was never violent and he had been working on getting his life on the right track. Kennith Johnson said his son, 22-year-old Terrell Johnson, had been trying to get his life together after being released from prison when something went a bad at a court hearing on a prior charge last week.
Walmart Security Employee Dead After Shooting at Margate Store: Police
A suspect who tried to steal undershirts from a Margate Walmart shot and killed a loss prevention employee there Friday evening, police said. Lewis Jhon, 49, of Coral Springs was pronounced dead at North Broward Medical Center after the shooting at about 7:15 p.m., Margate Police Lt. Andy Zettek said.
Lewis Jhon will be laid to rest following a 10:30 a.m. service at Kraeer Funeral Home at 1655 University Drive.
Family and friends remembered Jhon as a hard working man at a wake Tuesday night.
"He was a great guy, he'd give you the shirt off his back," said Joe Defilippi, who said he worked with Jhon for 20 years at Riker's Island jail in New York. "One of the hardest working correctional officers I ever met in my life, always willing to help and train people when they came in, no matter how old they were, new or old, he always helped you out.
"He was always there whenever you needed him. Definitely a person you can count on."