Sasha Johnson shooting: Teenager charged with attempted murder

Kit Heren (01 June, 2021)

It comes after five men were arrested last week, with the other four released on bail

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A teenager has been charged in connection with the shooting of young mother and Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson.

Eighteen-year-old Cameron Deriggs, of Bromley Hill in Lewisham, was charged with the attempted murder of Sasha, who was shot in the head in Peckham on May 23. Four other men were arrested on Wednesday and released on bail on Friday (May 28) as police continue their investigation.

Deriggs appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (May 29) and was remanded in custody. He will stand trial at the Old Bailey on June 25.

Detectives continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward by calling police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 and providing the reference 1172/23MAY.

Mother-of-three Sasha, 27, remains in hospital in a critical condition after being shot in the head at a house party on Consort Road.

Police said there is nothing to suggest the shooting was a targeted attack. Another man sustained a superficial knife wound in the attack, officers said.

All five suspects arrested last week were aged between 17 and 28, and were arrested in Peckham.

Superintendent Kris Wright, from the Central South Command Unit, responsible for policing in Southwark and Lambeth said at the tiem: “These arrests are the result of instinctive local police work, combined with fast-time intelligence gathering, and shows the effectiveness of the various police teams in the Met working together.

“Local officers, supported by specialist teams, will continue to be in and around the Peckham area in the coming days and I continue to urge anyone with concerns to engage with them

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