Adding insult to injury and death, the surviving members of Johnnie Lee Greenback’s family have been issued an eviction notice.
Johnnie was killed and his father, Sonny Greenback, was wounded when 25-year-old Jessica Greenback allegedly shot both on Sunday. Sonny Greenback told SCVNews Wednesday that apartment managers have given his family three days to vacate their apartment on Danielson Street in Canyon Country, where the shooting took place. Sonny lives there with his surviving son, age 23, and daughter, age 5.
Johnnie Lee Greenback
He said he discovered the eviction notice Tuesday at about 10 p.m. when he returned to his apartment after taking his dog for a walk.
“I thought it was a note from the neighbors saying ‘sorry for what happened,’ but it was an eviction notice,” Sonny Greenback said.
He said the eviction notice cites “illegal activity” – presumably the murder – and “incurable breach” as the cause of eviction.
He believes it might also relate to a civil case he won recently against the apartment complex.
“About nine months ago I had parked out in front of the manager’s office when I went to renew my lease,” Greenback said. “It was really windy and a tree fell on my car.”
The managers said it was “an act of God” and refused to pay for the damages. A few months later, Greenback filed a civil suit against them and won, he said.
“I feel it’s very related.”
Greenback has lived in the complex for 10 years and never planned to leave.
“My son took his last breaths here, and I plan to do the same,” said Greenback. “I’m not leaving.”
Close friends of the family have set up a memorial fund for Johnnie Lee Greenback, who was an artist.
Donations can be taken to any Wells Fargo Bank to help defray funeral costs and cover living expenses for Sonny, who is recovering from his injury, and for Sonny’s surviving children.
Also, a GoFundMe account has been set up [here].
Cheri Callaway, a family friend, said a prayer vigil will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the corner of Sandy Street and Jakes Way in Canyon Country.