Second man charged in death of woman struck, killed on Lake Shore Drive

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Sunday, June 5, 2016
Devonte Dodd
Devonte Dodd.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- A second man has been charged with attempted armed robbery, mob action and felony murder in the death of Pamela Johnson, according to Chicago police.

Police said Devonte Dodd, 20, of Chicago was part of a group that approached Johnson and her long-term boyfriend and announced a robbery early last Sunday. Johnson and her boyfriend were both struck by a car after running onto Lake Shore Drive in an attempt to flee. Chicago police released surveillance photos earlier last week, showing suspected members of the group.

At least five teens seen in the photos released by police were questioned for several hours Wednesday by detectives. Community activist Andrew Holmes said their parents had brought them into police.

Dodd is scheduled to appear in bond court on Sunday. He is the second man charged in connection with Johnson's death. On Friday, charges were announced against Semaj Waters, 18, of Chicago. A judge set bail for Waters at $500,000 in bond court on Saturday.

Semaj Waters, 18.

Johnson's boyfriend was injured and hospitalized. Her son and other family members say they just want justice. A vigil was held for Johnson Thursday night.