Carlton Maurice Johnson Indicted in the Murders of Anthony Chase and Eric Leeper

Carlton Maurice Johnson, 22, pleaded innocent Friday to two counts of first-degree murder while armed, along with assault with intent to kill and three gun related charges in the July 2013 double homicide of Anthony Chase and Eric Leeper.

On July 17, 2013, police found Chase, Leeper and an unidentified person with multiple gunshot wounds in the 300 block of Ridge Road Southeast. Charging documents say Chase, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene. Leeper and a surviving victim were taken to a nearby hospital. Leeper, 27, died the next day on July 18, 2013.

A witness told police that it saw a man it knew as “Woo” and another individual exit a gold car. It watched as both men concealed their hair and heads with clothing moments before shooting Chase and Leeper, according to court documents. The witness later identified Johnson as “Woo” in a photo array provided by police.

According to the witness, after Chase and Leeper were shot, Johnson approached Leeper and shot him again before both men fled the scene, court documents say.

Johnson is scheduled for a status hearing on Feb. 20, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Jennifer Anderson.

A copy of the indictment is below:

Additional reporting by Amelia Rufer.

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