On Monday, February 7, 30-year-old Dante L. Johnson was found not guilty of open murder in connection with the 2014 shooting death of Orlando Walker in Kalamazoo. Walker was shot on July 6, 2014; three people were charged in the shooting incident. While Johnson was acquitted of the murder charge, he was found guilty of firearm possession by a felon and on one count of felony firearm.
Johnson was charged with open murder in June of last year, after another person charged in the case identified Johnson as the shooter. Murder charges against Kenneth Langston were dismissed, however four other individuals supported his version of events and accusation that Johnson was the shooter.