League City man dies after he was shot multiple times in suspected robbery, police say

Police: Man shot, killed during attempted robbery
Police: Man shot, killed during attempted robbery

HOUSTON – Police are trying to determine who fatally shot a man multiple times during a suspected robbery in League City.

The shooting happened in the 1500 block of Waterside Drive around 11:21 p.m. Thursday. Investigators said a couple had just eaten dinner at The Capital Grille in the Galleria area when they were followed home by suspects inside a white SUV.

At the home in League City, investigators said the suspect or suspects shot a man inside the garage after a struggle.

When officers arrived, they found a Jeffrey Johnson, 58, with multiple gunshot wounds in. Witnesses saw possible suspects flee the scene on foot.

Johnson died at the hospital. He was the owner of Texas Coast Yachts.

“It just appears that they were the target of a failed robbery...We don’t see that anything was taken,” John Griffith, League City PD PIO, said. “These people were able to follow them all the way from the Galleria to their neighborhood here at their house and they never saw it. It’s a very sad situation.”

Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to contact the League City Police Department at 281-332-2566.

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