The Sunday Telegraph

Second teenager charged over Sasha Johnson shooting

- By Daily Telegraph Reporter

A SECOND teenager has been charged with conspiracy to murder over the shooting of black equal rights activist Sasha Johnson, police said.

The 27-year-old remains in a critical condition after being shot in the head while she was in the back garden of a party in Peckham, London, on May 23. Police say that a group of men had burst into the party and opened fire in the early hours of the morning. Ms Johnson is an anti-racism activist, but Scotland Yard have said there is no evidence to suggest the attack was targeted.

The Metropolit­an Police said that Devonte Brown, 18, of Southwark, was charged on Friday evening with conspiracy to murder. He appeared at Westminste­r Magistrate­s’ Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear to the Old Bailey on July 7.

Five males were arrested in connection with the incident on May 26, and four of them released on bail. The fifth, Cameron Deriggs, 18, of Bromley Hill, Lewisham, was also charged with conspiracy to murder and has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on June 25.

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