For Immediate Release: February 21, 2022
Firearm Violation on Johnson Road
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) is investigating a firearm violation that occurred on Johnson Road this afternoon.
On February 21, 2022 at 3:23 p.m., officers responded to the 900-block of Johnson Road for report of a male subject with a rifle. Two witnesses told police they recognized the man as a neighbor and said he pointed the rifle at them until they went inside their home. When officers arrived, they were able to take the man into custody without incident. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the gun was an air rifle.
Kong Ming Ni, 38, was charged with two counts of brandishing a firearm.
Johnson Road is located in the Fort Hill area of Lynchburg and out of an abundance of caution, Perrymont Elementary initiated a lockdown until police confirmed there was no threat to students or staff.
Anyone who may have captured video of this incident on a security or doorbell camera is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at (434) 455-6174 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at (434) 455-6041 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released as an update to this news release.