Johnny Stivers was a suspect in the murder of model Sharon Lasko, a model for whom he had unrequited romantic feelings.
Johnny worked as a limo driver for drug lord Frederick Scannel, for whom he transported cocaine in the trunk of the limo. In a misguided attempt to impress Sharon, Johnny showed her the cocaine. Furious, Scannel ordered Johnny to kill Sharon to silence her; when Johnny refused, Scannel threatened to kill him. Johnny then reluctantly shot Sharon to death.