WANTED: Escaped Prisoner (Brooklyn)


The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Layquan Johnson who was released in error from a City of New York Department of Correction detention facility. Details are as follows:

At approximately 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Johnson was released from 320 Jay Street (Brooklyn Supreme Court) in the confines of the 84th Precinct after providing DOC staff with false information.

Johnson is:

  • Male Black
  • 22 years old
  • 6’3″
  • 220 lbs.

He was wearing a grey sweatshirt, dark-colored pants, and light-colored sneakers.

Johnson was arrested for a non-fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.