- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The $1 million bond set for an eastern New Orleans body shop owner accused of shooting a man 14 times has been reduced.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1KARXiO ) a Criminal District Court judge set a new bond of $300,000 for 39-year-old Woodrow Johnson. Johnson is charged with second-degree murder for the February death of 29-year-old Joshua Jackson.

Jackson was gunned down outside Johnson’s business on Chef Menteur Highway.

New Orleans police say the two men had been previously involved in confrontations at the business.

Johnson’s attorney Douglas Hammel told the judge Johnson has never been convicted of a crime and surrendered to police after the shooting. Hammel also says Johnson never missed court dates while he was free on bail before being indicted by a state grand jury last month.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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