Brandon High sophomore killed in Valrico shooting

Johnson was on the varsity basketball team
Posted at 8:49 PM, Jan 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 18:02:01-05

UPDATE | 5:00 p.m.--

The shooting appears to have occurred following a confrontation that resulted from a drug transaction.

ORIGINAL STORY | The Hillsborough County School District has confirmed that Jayquon Johnson, 17, a sophomore at Brandon High School, was killed in a shooting in Valrico on Sunday afternoon.

Johnson was a member of the varsity basketball team at Brandon high. 

The shooting happened in the 4500 block of Cabbage Palm Drive early Sunday afternoon.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports paramedics transported Johnson to a local hospital as a result of the shooting. Johnson died a short time after arriving at the hospital.

Detectives are interviewing possible suspects and witnesses. They are also examining forensic evidence to determine if the shooter will be charged with a crime.