A judge has bound over the case of a Leavenworth man charged with first-degree murder in connection to a Christmas 2017 shooting.

A judge has bound over the case of a Leavenworth man charged with first-degree murder in connection to a Christmas 2017 shooting.

The case of Ramaun K. Johnson was bound over for arraignment Friday at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing.

Johnson, 31, is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Shavar A. Walker.

Walker, 33, Kansas City, Missouri, was shot multiple times in the early morning hours of Dec. 25, 2017, outside of an apartment complex at in the 500 block of Vilas Street.

Johnson is charged with what is known as felony murder, which is a form of first-degree murder in Kansas.

It is alleged that Walker was killed during the commission of an inherently dangerous felony, distribution of cocaine.

Assistant County Attorney Shawn Boyd said Friday that he does not know if Johnson or an unidentified man who also was present for the drug deal is the person who allegedly fired the shots that killed Walker.

"Either way, this being a drug deal, they're both liable," Boyd said.

Boyd called three witnesses to testify during the preliminary hearing.

One of the witnesses was Tara Walker, wife of the victim.

Tara Walker testified she went with her husband from Kansas City, Missouri, to Leavenworth in the early morning hours of Dec. 25, 2017, to meet with Johnson.

Tara Walker acknowledged her husband sold drugs. And she testified that he at one point displayed cocaine during the meeting with Johnson.

She said the meeting took place in Walker's vehicle in a parking lot of an apartment complex.

Tara Walker testified Johnson was "in and out of the car" as he apparently waited for someone else to arrive.

Johnson eventually got into the backseat of the vehicle with another man Tara Walker described as having long dreadlocks. Shavar and Tara Walker were seated in the front of the vehicle. Shavar Walker objected to the other man getting into the vehicle. But the man climbed into the backseat, according to the testimony.

The unidentified man asked a question, and Walker responded. Tara Walker testified that she then heard multiple gunshots, which she said were coming from the backseat.

Tara Walker said she ran from the vehicle. She testified that she returned to the vehicle after she saw Johnson and the other man get out of the vehicle.

Tara Walker said she looked at her husband's face.

"I knew he was dead," she said.

Tara Walker testified that the man with the dreadlocks fired shots at her as she drove away in the vehicle. She drove her husband to Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital.

Tara Walker was asked Friday why she initially did not tell police about the drugs before eventually acknowledging to authorities that her husband was selling drugs.

"When I first interviewed with them, there was a lot going on," she said.

Two detectives with the Leavenworth Police Department also testified during the hearing.

Detective Brandon Mance testified about evidence he found at the scene of the shooting.

Detective Tesh St. John testified about results of Kansas Bureau of Investigation laboratory testing of some of the evidence.

St. John also testified that an autopsy determined Shavar Walker died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

St. John also testified about interviews he had with Tara Walker and Johnson.

The arraignment is scheduled for May 31. Johnson will be asked to enter a plea at that time.

Johnson remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

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