An additional charge has been filed against a 21-year-old Macon man already charged with murder in the July shooting death of a man on the front lawn of a southwest Macon home.
Hymetheus Malik Johnson is charged with hijacking a motor vehicle, according to an indictment filed in Bibb County Superior Court on Tuesday. He was arrested Aug. 12 in the slaying of 23-year-old Javontae Passard. Tuesday’s indictment also charges Johnson with malice murder and felony murder.
Passard was shot multiple times outside a home on Trade Wind Road, in the Beaumont Heights subdivision off Williamson Road.
Johnson, who lived at a Trade Wind Road address, is accused of taking a Honda Accord from a woman on the same day as the killing, using “force and intimidation” while having a handgun, according to the indictment.
Witnesses reported seeing Johnson drive off from the shooting site in a green Honda Accord. Authorities said the car was later found abandoned in Crisp County. A CrimeStoppers tip led police to Lithonia, where they arrested Johnson.
Johnson is being held without bond at the Bibb County jail, according to jail records.