Suspect Arrested

Body found at Taylors daycare parking lot

Lee Rogers
October 01, 2019 - 6:24 am
GCSO Patrol Vehicle - File Photo

Lee Rogers


The Greenville County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release Monday night.

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 29 year-old, Nikia Jovon Allen in connection with the shooting death of Nathaniel Johnson. The incident occurred earlier this morning, at around 10:00am after Johnson drove to the suspect’s residence, located at 627 Scottswood Road, in Taylors. The purpose of Johnson driving to that residence is still under investigation at this time. 

While at the residence an altercation ensued between Johnson and Allen which resulted in Allen firing multiple shots at Johnson and ultimately striking him at least one time. Allen then jumped in Johnson’s vehicle and drove away. 

Deputies arrived on scene just after 10:00am and discovered Johnson’s body in the parking lot of La Petit Academy. While conducting the investigation near the scene, investigators learned that a man, later identified as Allen, was observed sitting down next to a vehicle off I-385, just off exit 24.  Investigators learned that Allen had called someone stating that he had been shot and 911 was quickly notified for help. Fountain Inn Police arrived on scene and secured the area for investigators, who soon learned that Allen had accidentally shot himself during the commission of the homicide.

Allen was taken into custody and charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, Grand Larceny (for the stolen automobile) and Trafficking Heroin, which was found on his property. He is currently in the Greenville County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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