Lewiston police investigating apparent home invasion homicide

The Lewiston Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred during a home invasion at about 1:41 a.m. today at a residence on the 1700 block of Seventh Avenue in Lewiston. According to a police statement, 31-one-year-old Samuel R. Johns, 31, was shot and killed by two subjects who forced their way into his home. Witnesses said the subjects fled from the scene after the shots were fired. Johns was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from the Lewiston Fire Department. Police are asking anyone with information about the crime or may have seen people leaving the area at the time to contact them at (208) 746-0171. (Lewiston Tribune)

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