Tuscaloosa man arrested after Decatur officer-involved shooting moved to Morgan County Jail

Officers with the Decatur Police Department responded to an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday.
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 1:49 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2022 at 10:16 AM CDT
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - A Tuscaloosa man allegedly involved in a shooting incident with a Decatur Police Department officer was released from hospital care into the custody of the Morgan County Jail on Wednesday.

According to Decatur Police Chief Todd Pinion, Twanski O’Neal Johnson was booked into the jail on October 19 on the following charges:

  • Assault in the second-degree
  • Attempt to disarm a law enforcement officer
  • Attempting to commit a controlled substance crime

Johnson’s bond is set at $21,000.

On October 4, DPD officers responded to an officer-involved shooting at Westmeade Pharmacy on Danville Road.

Police originally responded to a call about a fraudulent prescription suspect at the pharmacy. The alleged suspect left the scene and returned around 1 p.m.

Once responding officers came in contact with the subject identified as Johnson, they said he became aggressive and assaulted the officer. During the alleged assault, the officer discharged his weapon and shot Johnson in his torso. Johnson was treated for a single gunshot wound at Huntsville Hospital.

The officer physically injured during the assault was treated and subsequently released from the hospital.

Police Spokeswoman Irene Cardenas-Martinez said the officer was placed on administrative leave in accordance with department policy.

Court records show Johnson was already wanted in Tuscaloosa for failing to appear in court multiple times for a 2020 robbery charge. In Tuscaloosa, he was accused of trying to rob a Pizza Hut with a box cutter.