London: New arrest in Sasha Johnson shooting case

BLM activist Sasha Johnson remains in a critical condition (Picture: Rex/Getty)

Another person has been arrested over the shooting of the black equal rights activist Sasha Johnson, police have confirmed.

The Metropolitan Police said the man, 25, was detained on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in Kent in the early hours of Wednesday.

Mother-of-two Ms Johnson remains in a critical condition in hospital following the incident in Peckham, south London, in the early hours of May 23.

Two men have so far been charged over the shooting of the Taking The Initiative Party member, and another four are on bail until late June.

Ms Johnson, 27, is thought to have been shot in the head during a silent disco in a back garden in Consort Road.

Last week her mother, Ellet Dalling, said the family is devastated and don’t know what to tell her two children who have been ‘asking where their mummy is’.

She pleaded for more witnesses to the incident to come forward.

File video grab dated 30/08/2020 of activist Sasha Johnson speaking during the Million People March in London. The mother-of-three is in a critical condition in hospital after she was shot in the head during the early hours of Sunday. Issue date: Monday May 24, 2021. PA Photo. Officials from the Taking The Initiative Party (TTIP), an economic and political group she works for, said the shooting happened in the early hours of Sunday and followed ?numerous death threats?. See PA story POLICE Johnson. Photo credit should read: PA Video/PA Wire

Ms Johnson is a mother of two (Picture: PA)

Ms Dalling said: ‘I know it is not always easy, but imagine if it was your daughter or the mother of your children. I believe there are people out there that can help.

‘Sasha is passionate about standing up for others, please come forward and stand up for Sasha.’

Cameron Deriggs, 18 and from Lewisham, has been charged with conspiracy to murder in the case.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 29 and was remanded in custody before appearing at the Old Bailey on June 25.

Devonte Brown, 18 and from Southwark, was charged with the same offence on Friday evening.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to come forward by calling the police on 101 and quoting reference 1172/23MAY.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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