Lavar Johnson has surgery, in stable condition


Strikeforce heavyweight fighter Lavar "Big" Johnson was the victim of a shooting just after midnight on Sunday morning in Bakersfield, Calif. He suffered "a serious gunshot wound to his abdomen," according to a report by the Bakersfield Californian. Four other individuals also sustained gunshot injuries during the same incident.

A news release from the Bakersfield Police Department stated, "Investigation has determined that the assailant, described as a black male in his late teens, possibly accompanied by another black male and a black female also in their late teens were walking south bound in the middle of the roadway in the 200 block of 'T' Street. While walking past a residence, where a large group of people were holding a family reunion, the assailant suddenly brandished a semi-automatic handgun and began to indiscriminately discharge the weapon multiple times into the crowd striking all of the victims."

Reached by on Monday, a representative of Johnson's management company, Zinkin Entertainment, said that Johnson "underwent surgery again Monday morning for his injury to his internal organs. The surgery was successful and he is in stable condition at this time."

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dorf site profile image  

7/9/09 7:43 AM by dorf

Best wishes for a full recovery.

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7/9/09 7:33 AM by OG Triple

hope he gets well soon

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7/9/09 6:26 AM by orbit

tragic news.

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7/9/09 5:55 AM by fabes

Damn. That's some heroic shit right there. Get well Lavar!

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7/9/09 5:26 AM by boilerbrawn

Lavar is a hero, crazy bob went to see him at the hospital and was told that Lavar shielded a little girl and took the bullet himself.

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7/6/09 8:13 PM by jaseprobst

Hope Lavar gets well. He is a good guy and a very talented fighter.

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7/6/09 8:12 PM by Waterbottle