UK - British Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, 27, shot in head, London, May 2021 *arrests*

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    UK Black Lives Matter activist shot in head in London
    [​IMG] Sasha Johnson, 27, seen in an undated photo. (Guy Corbishley/Alamy Stock Photo

    ''(CNN) -- British Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson is in critical condition after being shot in the head in London, her political party said on Sunday.

    "It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has been brutally attacked and sustained a gunshot wound to her head," the Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP) said in a statement. "She is currently in intensive care and in a critical condition."

    The party said the attack happened "following numerous death threats as a result of her activism."

    London's Metropolitan Police responded to reports of gunfire in southeast London about 3 a.m. local time Sunday morning, it said in a statement.

    Police said paramedics transported a 27-year-old woman with gunshot wounds to a south London hospital, and that the incident appeared to have happened near a house party in Southwark.

    The police statement said that at this early stage of investigation there was no evidence to suggest a targeted attack or that the woman "had received any credible threats against her prior to this incident."
     


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    Sasha Johnson: UK's Black Lives Matter activist in critical condition after being shot in head in London - CNN
    ''Johnson rose to prominence last year during the Black Lives Matter protests, as a leader of the TTIP, which has been called "Britain's first Black-led political party."
    She is a mother of three, and also works to deliver food and groceries to families in need, according to the party, which called her "a strong, powerful voice for our people and our community" in its Sunday statement.
    Black Lives Matter UK will host a vigil for Johnson on Monday afternoon outside Kings' College Hospital in south London.
    The organization said it is holding the event to "show support for her recovery and take a stand against senseless violence." It asked people to "please share and show up to support if you can."
    In a separate tweet Black Lives Matter UK hailed Johnson as a "young mother and fearless political campaigner who was at the forefront of many BLM protests last summer."
    Several British lawmakers paid tribute to the dedicated activist in the wake of the shooting.
    "Whoever carried out this dreadful shooting of Sasha Johnson needs to be caught quickly. Give any info you have to @MPSSouthwark. Reported death threats will need to be investigated," wrote Harriet Harman, a Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham, who also wished Johnson a "full recovery."
     
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    BLM activist Sasha Johnson was shot in garden by 'four black men', police say
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    ''Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson was shot in a garden after "four black males dressed in dark clothing discharged a firearm", police have said.

    The mother of two remains in hospital after she was hit in the head by a stray bullet at a party in south London.

    Scotland Yard stressed that her involvement with the anti-racism movement is not believed to be linked.

    In a statement, the Met Police confirmed that Ms Johnson had been at a house party in Consort Road when four men broke into the garden through a side gate.

    A fight ensued where a man in his 20s suffered a knife wound. During the fight, a gun was fired, injuring Ms Johnson.''

    ''Ms Johnson's friend Imarn Ayton told BBC News that the young mother has successfully undergone surgery and her parents are with her in hospital.''
     
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    Five arrested after shooting of Sasha Johnson in Peckham

    Five people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to the shooting of the activist Sasha Johnson in Peckham, south London, on Sunday.

    The Met police said officers based in Southwark and Lambeth stopped a 17-year-old on Tuesday and arrested him on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

    Their investigation led them to an address in Peckham where three more males – an 18-year-old, a 19-year-old and a 28-year-old – were all arrested on suspicion of affray and possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

    A fifth male, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of affray and failing to stop for police later on Tuesday after a police pursuit of a car in Peckham. They were all subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in custody.

    The Met said searches continued at two residential addresses in Peckham and in relation to the car that was stopped.
     
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    The early reports referred to a 'stray bullet' and that SJ was not the intended target. Now I see the police refer to the crime as attempted murder.

    I'd be interested to hear what people read into this. To me it infers there was an intention to kill which gives only two options: either someone else was the intended target or SJ was.

    That being said, if the firearm had been discharged randomly and hit SJ, I'm not sure how the crime would be described. If someone could enlighten me, I'd appreciate it. Thank you.
     
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    Attempted murder suggests to me there was an intended target even if it wasn't her. Otherwise perhaps some kind of Firearms Act offence, like possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, plus something that reflected the actual injury that occurred to her. I don't know though, I'm just guessing. How is she doing? Has there been any update?

    JMO
     
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    Detectives investigating the attempted murder of Sasha Johnson have charged a man.

    27-year-old Sasha was shot in Consort Road, Southwark in the early hours of Sunday, 23 May.

    She remains in a critical condition in hospital.

    On Wednesday, 26 May, five males were arrested in connection with the incident.

    On Friday, 28 May, four [A, C, D and E] were released on bail until a date in late June.

    The fifth male, Cameron Deriggs, 18 (13.01.03) of Bromley Hill, Lewisham, has been charged with conspiracy to murder.

    He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday, 29 May.
    Man charged in connection with attempted murder in Southwark




    Cameron Deriggs has appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court.

    He's charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the shooting of Sasha Johnson.

    The judge has refused bail and he'll appear at the Old Bailey on 25th June.
     
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    It emerged in court that another person was shot in the foot during the incident at the party in Peckham.

    The police believe Sasha Johnson was not the intended target of the attack.

    Cameron Deriggs is 18 and from Bromley.
    Sasha was attending a 30th birthday party in Peckham at the time.
    https://twitter.com/samholdertv/status/1398591617859264513?s=21

    The court heard it was a silent disco.
     
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    Teenager remanded over shooting of black equal rights campaigner
    Cameron Deriggs, 18, is charged with conspiracy to murder Sasha Johnson, who remains in a critical condition.
    An 18-year-old has appeared in court charged over the shooting of black equal rights campaigner Sasha Johnson.

    Ms Johnson, 27, was shot in the head at a 30th birthday party in Peckham south London on Sunday May 23 and remains in hospital in a critical condition.

    Five males were arrested in connection with the incident on Wednesday.


    On Friday, four of the suspects were released on bail until a date in late June while Cameron Deriggs was charged with conspiracy to murder.
    Deriggs, of Bromley Hill, Lewishamappeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday morning dressed in a grey zip-up hoody and blue jeans.


    He did not give an indication of plea.

    Prosecutor Carol Udenze said: “This offence happened on May 23 at an address where a lady was shot in the head and another person was shot in the foot – this was at a house party.

    “The crown’s case is that the defendant in agreement with others conspired to murder somebody at that address.”


    Ms Udenze confirmed the police do not believe Ms Johnson was the intended victim.

    Remanding Deriggs in custody, District Judge Michael Snow said: “This case is sent to the criminal court.

    “You will be there on June 25, probably by live link, where the judge will want confirmation of your plea and give directions for the smooth running of your case.”


    Several members of Deriggs’s family, including his parents, were present in the public gallery.

    Ms Johnson had been among 30 guests at a silent disco in the back garden of a home in Consort Road when four men in dark clothing burst in through a side gate and shots were fired, investigators said.

    Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, of the Metropolitan Police said Ms Johnson was shot in the “ensuing melee” before the suspects fled.
    A second person injured only suffered a superficial wound, police said.

    Ms Johnson, a mother-of-two, is a prominent member of the Black Lives Matter movement and a founding member of the Taking the Initiative party which launched last year.

    She graduated with a first in social care from Oxford Brookes University, and was well known for her activism in her community.
    Teenager remanded over shooting of black equal rights campaigner
     
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    Jeez. 18. :(
     
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    Shocking.
     
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    Everything I'm reading makes it sound like this was a gang-related incident, though. You'd like to think you'd come forward in that situation, but I can't blame people for being too scared to.

    JMO

    ETA: Just to underline that all the evidence is that Sasha was an accidental victim and not affiliated to a gang.
     
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    Sasha Johnson: Activist still fighting for life after being shot
    ''Sasha Johnson, 27, was left critically injured after the attack in Peckham more than two weeks ago.

    Her mother, Ellet Dalling, said they had been left "devastated" by the shooting and her daughter's children keep "asking where their mummy is".

    ''She added: "Sasha is passionate about standing up for others, please come forward and stand up for Sasha."

    Ms Johnson, who works in community activism and community support, has been a leading figure in the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK and is a member of the Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP).

    Cameron Deriggs, 18, of Bromley Hill, Lewisham, has been charged with conspiracy to murder is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 25 June.''
     
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