Two additional men have been accused in connection with the shooting of a black civil rights activist.


Two additional men have been accused in connection with the shooting of a black civil rights activist.

Sasha Johnson, a black equal rights activist, was shot and killed by two more males.

After being shot in the head during a party in a back yard in Peckham, south London, on Sunday May 23, the mother-of-two remains in critical condition in hospital.

Prince Dixon, 25, of Gravesend, Kent, and Troy Reid, 19, of Southwark, south London, were charged with conspiracy to murder on Thursday.

The duo, who were both arrested on Wednesday, have been remanded in custody and are due to appear in court on Friday at Bromley Magistrates’ Court.

After Devonte Brown, 18, of Southwark, south London, and Cameron Deriggs, also 18, of Lewisham, south-east London, were earlier charged with conspiracy to murder, the total number of people accused with the shooting has risen to four.

Brown is scheduled to appear in court on July 7, while Deriggs is scheduled to appear on June 25.

“The investigation has made great progress over the last three weeks, as indicated by these latest charges,” said Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, who is leading the probe. I’d want to express my gratitude to the Crown Prosecution Service for their invaluable assistance in getting us to this point.

“The investigating team has put forth a lot of effort, but we’re still having trouble finding witnesses.

“On the night Sasha was shot, I know there were at least 30 people present. Someone must have seen or heard anything that could assist us in bringing Sasha and her family to justice.

“It’s sad that people aren’t encouraged to help because Sasha dedicated her life to a subject she cared deeply about.

“Please make your way forward. If you have information but are hesitant to contact the police, there are options to send the information to us in a private manner.”

Ms Johnson was shot in the back garden of a property in Consort Road, Peckham, while she was a member of the Taking The Initiative Party.

Anyone with information should call 101 and mention the reference number 1172/23MAY, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. (This is a brief piece.)


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