Who was Delia Johnson? 'Disturbing' video shows Brooklyn woman shot dead on crowded NYC street

Delia's family says the victim was lured to her death with a phone call and that her murderer was a 'family friend' they recognized from the footage

                            Who was Delia Johnson? 'Disturbing' video shows Brooklyn woman shot dead on crowded NYC street
Delia Johnson, 42, was found unconscious and unresponsive with gunshot wounds to her head and leg (Twitter)

Update: Delia Johnson's family says the victim was lured to her death with a phone call and that her murderer was a “family friend” they recognized from the footage, reports NY Post. Family members said they recognize her from the snapshot showing the woman’s face.

“I know her!” said Delia’s mother, Delia Barry. “Oh my God, oh my God, she used to stay with us. She slept in my bed, ate my food.” One of Delia's younger sisters, Hadijah Pendley, called the suspect “a family friend who came to our family events, celebrations, holidays — whatever  you want to call it, she came.”


BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY: A horrific footage showed the moment Delia Johnson, 42, was shot by a female assassin in broad daylight. The incident took place on Tuesday, August 3. The police have not been able to identify the attacker yet.

The police are investigating the cause of the shooting. In similar news, video footage released by LAPD showed 91-year-old Soon Kim killed in a case of hit and run by an unidentified female driver. A 16-year-old Black girl, Ma'Khia Bryant was fatally shot by an officer outside her home on Tuesday, April 20. Bodycam footage of the incident showed the teen 'attempting' to stab a girl before she was shot dead by the cop. 


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In this incident, the video footage shows a female assassin walking up to Delia on a Brooklyn sidewalk and shooting her fatally at point-blank range before casually walking away. She fired again several times, hitting Delia in the leg as bystanders ran and ducked for cover. The shooter then nonchalantly walked to an SUV with its hazard lights on and drove away. The unidentified woman was seen in all-black attire, carrying a white purse. Delia was talking to a group of people on a nearby stoop on Franklin Avenue near Prospect Place in Prospect Heights when she was shot dead.



Delia was found unresponsive on the scene by the officers and was immediately taken to Interfaith hospital where she was declared brought dead. According to police sources. the shooting took place at 9.40 pm, just a block away from Delia's apartment. Police are still looking for the suspect.

On Thursday, August 5 NYC Mayor De Blasio said that murders decreased by 49.1 per cent and shootings were down by 35 per cent across New York City. He then mentioned that the NYPD made 383 gun arrests in July alone, up 133.5 per cent compared to last July, while gun arrests, in general, have gone up 44.5 per cent in 2021. According to De Blasio, the month of July is usually one of the most violent in the city but the NYPD 'rose to the challenge' and was able to curb gun violence. "The gang takedowns mean taking a lot of bad guys off of the streets and at the same time a lot of shooters off the streets, this is crucial. There is more to do, but the NYPD is moving and making an impact, " he said.

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