Paul Johnson, 20, Arrested For The Murder Of Matthew Sumpter, 19

Published on March 14, 2022, 7:11 am
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On Monday, July 26, 2021, at approximately 2147 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male, shot near the corner of W. 141st Street and 8th Avenue, within the confines of the 32nd Precinct in Manhattan.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 19-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the torso.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Harlem, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as indicated.


Matthew Sumpter
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10459

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, on Monday, March 14, 2022, the following 20-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged in regard to the above-listed homicide.


Paul Johnson
address withheld
Manhattan, NY 10032


  • murder;
  • reckless endangerment.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.