Killing of Stephen Johnson in Louisiana in 1946


Case summary

Stephen Johnson (1897-1946), a moss picker, was killed likely by game warden Joseph Builliot, Abel Danos, Antoine Danos, and Paul Savoire in Crown Point, Louisiana. An altercation occurred between Johnson and Builliot. A witness, John Gustave, saw Builliot, Abel and Antoine Danos, and Savoire go into the woods looking for Johnson, and then heard gunshots. Two days later, Johnson’s body was found floating in the Jefferson Parish bayou.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1946-10-08
Location: Crown Point, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Location type: private space - domestic
Allegation against victim: illegal trapping; running from officers

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

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