Five men were arrested in connection with the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, who was shot in the head early in the morning in London on Sunday.
According to the Metropolitan Police, Police arrested a 17-year-old man on suspicion of possessing assault weapons and drugs. After the man was arrested, police were taken to Peckham’s address, where three men aged 18, 19, and 28 were arrested for drug crimes.
According to the Metropolitan Police, a 25-year-old fifth man was arrested Tuesday night after a car chase in Peckham.
According to the agency, five suspects were charged with attempted murder and detained without bail.
The news release does not state why five people were arrested in connection with Johnson’s shooting.
“The investigation is still in its infancy, but these arrests show progress, but I may have information about Sasha’s horrific injuries. Or, I will continue to do the right thing and appeal to the police to go ahead and talk to the police, “said Richard Detective Leonard of the Metropolitan Police Department.
The Metropolitan Police Department appears to disagree with activist claims that Johnson was the victim of a targeted attack because of his affiliation with Black Lives Matter and his political views.
“In this early stage, the work continues to establish motivation, but there is no indication that Sasha was the target of a targeted attack.” “At this point, police have attacked her before the incident. I am not aware of any reports of threats made. “
The Metropolitan Police Department said in a previous update that police officers were searching for “four black men” in dark clothes with guns.
Johnson is reportedly still in critical condition at a hospital in South London.
Johnson’s left, Take the Initiative Party, wrote earlier this week that he had been “threatening numerous deaths as a result of her actions.”
Johnson’s friend Black Lives Matter activist Iman Eighton told ITV that he was most likely shot in a “more rival gang-related” incident in the area.
“It’s a party and I believe there was some type of dispute between two individuals or two gangsters. [Johnson] Was the intended victim. “