New York City police are hunting for a female suspect who strolled up to an unsuspecting woman on a Brooklyn street and shot her from behind.
In surveillance video, 42-year-old Delia Johnson is seen around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 speaking with a group of people in the Crown Heights neighborhood when the suspect walks up, pulls out a gun and shoots the woman point blank in the back of the head. She then shot the victim several more times, including in the leg, according to police.
The shooter got into a white vehicle parked nearby and drove away.
Johnson was pronounced dead at Interfaith Medical Center a short time later.
Police describe the woman who shot Johnson as in her mid-20s with blonde hair and a heavy build.
According to Johnson’s family, both she and the suspect had attended a funeral earlier the day of the murder, WABC-TV reported.
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“I asked everybody if they had words, they were both there, but there was no interaction," said the victim’s brother, Mathis Johnson, according to the station.
Family also alleged Johnson may have been set up since she had gotten a call about going to the street where she was killed but had seemed unconcerned.
At an Aug. 6 vigil, Mathis Johnson noted his sibling “wasn't perfect, but her heart was perfect."
“The woman was heartless, she took a sister a daughter away, she took a mother,” he added.
Anyone with information on the murder or shooter is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782).
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