Binghamton Police Investigate 2nd Murder Of 2007

By Jared Kaplan

July 22, 2010 Updated May 31, 2007 at 7:44 PM EDT

A small bouquet of flowers was placed outside 25 Stuyvesant street.

It marks the spot where 23 year old Don Johnson of New York City was gunned down last night.

"It's unusual because its peaceful usually down here, no fighting no arguments," says Margorie Merch of Binghamton.

911 received several calls about the shooting around 11:30.

Police found Johnson lying in front of a home on Stuyvessant Street.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Wilson Hospital.

"It shouldn't of happened, but it did and it's too bad," says Stanley Surbilla of Binghamton.

"It doesn't appear there was any great planning involved. This was an argument between two individuals," says Captain Alex Minor of Binghamton Police.

Police are looking for one suspect, a man who was seen running towards court street after the shooting.

They say drugs may have been involved.

The neighborhood where Johnson was killed is part of the city's Weed and Seed program to revive neighborhood and drive out crime.

Police say they've seen progress, but this murder is a setback.

Police say Johnson has family in the Binghamton area.

Witnesses say the person who ran from the area is a black man, medium build, about 5-feet, 10-inches tall, wearing a grey hoodie.

He was heading down Stuyvesant toward Court Street.

If you have any information, call Binghamton Police at 772-7080

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