The suspect in the horrific shooting of a woman who was chatting with friends near a Brooklyn stoop in August has been arrested in Florida.
New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted out “apprehension made” on Monday, and on Tuesday, police officials identified the woman believed to have shot 42-year-old Delia Johnson, mother of a 17-year-old girl, in the back of the head on August 4.
⚠️ APPREHENSION MADE
You can run, but the long arm of the law will find you.
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) November 8, 2021
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Johnson was on the phone when a woman in black leggings got out of a white sedan and shot her, then walked back to the car and left. Johnson was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Surveillance video showed the shooting in full.
NBC New York reported that the suspect was Claudia Banton, 42, who also goes by the names Claudia Williams and Keisha Brown.
Family members have said that they recognized the shooter as a family friend, but it’s not clear if Banton is the woman they recognized.
Police have not yet revealed a motive for the shooting, but family members said they believe the shooter may have followed Johnson from a funeral earlier in the evening.
Delia Johnson, 42, was killed Thursday when a woman calmly walked up to her and shot her in the head and torso several times on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/8YnQewY3Gq
— myles miller (@MylesMill) August 6, 2021
Banton is being held in Jacksonville on a fugitive warrant, according to jail records, and is awaiting extradition.
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[Featured image: Screenshot from Myles Miller video]