Lewiston Police

LEWISTON - On Friday, January 8, 2021 at approximately 1:41am, the Lewiston Police Department received a report of a shooting located in the 1700 block of 7th Avenue. Initial information was that two subjects had come into a residence and shot a male and then fled the area. Officers from the Lewiston Police Department arrived on scene and discovered a male inside the residence who had been shot. The male, identified as 31-year-old Samuel R. Johns, was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics with the Lewiston Fire Department

Lewiston Police Detectives responded to the scene for the homicide investigation. Based on witness statements, there were two unknown subjects that forcefully entered the residence and moments later Johns was shot. Witnesses advised the subjects fled the residence immediately after the shots were fired. The two subjects are still at large and their whereabouts and identity are unknown at this time. The Lewiston Police Department does not believe this to be a random act of violence and do not believe there is an on-going danger to the public reference these two suspects

The Lewiston Police Department is seeking any information that could help with this investigation. Anyone with security cameras in the area are asked to check their video footage and see if any suspicious persons or activity can be observed. Any information can be directed to the Investigations Section at the Lewiston Police Department or you can contact Detective Brian Erickson at 208-746-0171.