Wednesday began and ended in violence for Naquan Johnson.

The 21-year-old South Jersey man was gunned down by authorities at a Gloucester Township home at 6:30 p.m. following a search that began early Wednesday after he allegedly shot one man in the head and sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman during a gathering at a Collingswood apartment.

Officers from the U.S. Marshal's New York-New Jersey Fugitive Task Force surrounded the home in an older townhouse development on Cherrywood Drive. They found Johnson in a bedroom with a firearm and shot and killed him after he made a threatening gesture, officials said.

Officials said Johnson had been paroled from a New Jersey state penitentiary in February, after a 2008 conviction on gun charges.

The 21-year-old victim allegedly shot earlier by Johnson was in critical condition at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton last night.

Johnson sexually assaulted the woman at gunpoint, then got into an argument with the shooting victim about 1 a.m., according to Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Both incidents occurred in an apartment in the 1000 block of Collings Avenue.

Last night, a stunned crowd gathered near where Johnson was shot.

"You never hear about this kind of stuff around here," said a stunned neighbor, Gary Daniels, 22.