Benefit held for fire captain injured in shooting

August 7, 2010 7:30:20 PM PDT
A Houston fire captain who was wounded in a shooting three months ago is now at home trying to recover after he nearly died. Friends and members of his community are coming together showing their support. They're backing him up as he has a long road to getting his life back to normal.

On Saturday, supporters came out to Coaches Sports Bar in Humble for a fundraiser for Senior Capt. Ricky Johnson.

Johnson was badly hurt in early May at a birthday party, when an angry neighbor shot at the party. He survived, but his medical bills are staggering.

"This benefit to us is a celebration of Ricky's life for the fact that he's here with us and that he survived because it truly is a miracle that he is with us," said his wife, Lisa Johnson.

A New Caney ISD teacher died in that shooting.