June 30, 2022
District Attorney Keith Higgins announces that Ramondria Jalone Johnson Jr., 30, of Brunswick, was convicted of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree, and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony, following a jury trial which concluded on June 29, 2022.
The charges stem from the October 23, 2020, death of Alfred Hill, 27, also of Brunswick. During the evening of October 23, 2020, Hill, along with family and friends, were gathered in front of the Mercer-Altama Apartments on R Street in Brunswick, at a memorial service for an acquaintance. Hill was standing next to the passenger side door of his cousin’s SUV when he began to exchange words with the defendant, Ramondria Johnson Jr. After a few minutes, another one of Hill’s cousins heard Johnson say “I’ve got mine” and then pull a handgun and fire it three times. Hill was struck twice and another bullet struck the occupied SUV that they were standing by. One bullet entered Hill’s right shoulder and went down into his chest, hitting a lung and causing massive internal bleeding. The other struck him in the left leg. Hill immediately took off running down the street and collapsed in a yard across from GraceMore Nursing Home. Brunswick Police and emergency services arrived and attempted to provide aid to Hill, who was transported to Southeast Georgia Hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his wounds.
Hill’s family and friends were initially unaware that he had been shot. Johnson was identified as the shooter by three of Hill’s family members, one of whom had confronted him for firing a gun by his vehicle, before Johnson fled the scene. A few hours after the shooting, Johnson turned himself in to the authorities. He declined to make a statement and no motive for the shooting was discovered.
The trial, presided over by Superior Court Judge Robert Guy, began on June 22, 2022 in Glynn County Superior Court, and members of the jury returned their guilty verdicts on June 29, 2022. According to Chief Assistant District Attorney Nigel Lush, who prosecuted the case on behalf of the State, “This is another case of senseless gun violence that is plaguing our country, our state, and Brunswick in particular, these days. In the past, people would get into a dispute and resolve their differences with a fist fight. Today, someone pulls out a gun and the consequences become tragic. Mr. Hill was the father of three children, who will now grow up without him in their lives. Our prayers are with his family and friends.”
Sentencing in this case is scheduled for July 21, 2022 at 3:00pm in the Glynn County Superior Court. Johnson faces a mandatory life in prison sentence for the murder conviction.
Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.