UPDATE: Steve Johnson, 47, is in fair condition as of Wednesday morning, according to this report. He remains hospitalized but it is “not a life-threatening situation,” according to a spokesman for Loma Linda University Medical Center.
The Eisenhower High School basketball coach and athletic director was reportedly shot four times in the upper torso Monday night at Seccombe Park in San Bernardino after three males approached him asking for his wallet. The two-time Daily Bulletin Coach of the Year was able to drive himself to a police station despite the gunshot wounds and was later transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment. Here is the complete story of the events that began at 8 p.m. Monday night.
The Eisenhower boys basketball team, whom Johnson led to the 2010 CIF state championship, played on Tuesday night while their coach recovered in the hospital, earning a 62-33 win over Redlands in a game attended by a horde of media. Eisenhower staff members and parents reacted to the news at the game. Assistant coach Ray Jimmerson and the Eisenhower players were not made available for comment as they were escorted to the locker room and then the bus by security following the game. Meanwhile, there was an outpouring of support as students and others reacted to the news of the shooting on social media.