After a 12-day manhunt, police on Friday morning nabbed a 34-year-old fugitive accused of beating a gas-station attendant to death during a robbery in New Jersey earlier this month.
Zedrick T. Johnson, of Willingboro, N.J., was found in a house on 23rd Street near Howell in Camden, N.J. around 7:45 a.m., according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. U.S. Marshals tracked down Johnson after he was on the lam – and on a holdup spree, according to police – for nearly two weeks since the murder.
Police say Johnson robbed a Lukoil station at Route 130 north and Charleston Road in Willingboro Feb. 11 and beat attendant Bal Krishna Karki to death in the process. Karki’s body was found by a customer around 2:30 a.m. that morning.
The next day, police said, Johnson struck again at a convenience store in Willingboro, pretending he had a firearm and demanding money from the cash register. No one was injured in that robbery, and Johnson fled in the victim’s car.