The metropolitan police said they don’t believe that she was targeted despite the relatives’ belief that she was receiving life threats. While she is still in the hospital fighting for her life. A week later, the police also said that a man charged with shooting “Cameron Deriggs” is under arrest and will be presented at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
Mr. Deriggs was among the other four arrested on suspicion of murder, but the other four were released on bail. The youngest charged was 17 years old, who was also arrested on suspicion of a passion for drugs and offensive weapons.
Ms. Johnson, 27 years old and mother of two, was at a house party on Sunday where four men appeared and started firing, media reports said. And she was shot in the head, whereas police said she was not targeted.
Ms. Johnson rose as a leader last year during the Black Lives Matter movement as a leader of her Taking of Initiative Party (TTIP), which is Britain’s first black lead political party. She has been actively participating, and a leading figure in the Black Lives Matter movement within the United Kingdom. Also, the party statement after the shooting
“Sasha has always been actively fighting for black people and the injustices that surround the black community, as well as being both a member of BLM and a member of Taking the Initiative Party’s executive leadership committee,”
The statement said that the shooting was the result of her active participation within the movement and was the result of her vital voice and representation of her group. On the other hand, police denied these facts and stated that the initial investigation suggested that this was a random shooting, and this has nothing to do with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Although TTIP stated that they want criminals to be brought to justice, they don’t want innocent people to become part of this statistics or injustice because this is what they are fighting against.
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