Brooklyn mom shot dead point blank in Crown Heights – New York Daily News



A Brooklyn woman was casually executed by another woman who walked up to her and shot her in the back of the head, grim video from the scene shows.
Delia Johnson, 42, was chatting with a group of people by a stoop on Franklin Ave. at Prospect Place in Crown Heights at about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, a few blocks from her home, when her attacker ambushed her.
Family members believe the shooter followed Johnson from a funeral in the neighborhood earlier in the day.
“She was at a funeral earlier in the evening for an old neighborhood friend to pay her respects, and then this happened,” said her brother, Mathis Johnson, 47. “It was horrible. That lady executed my sister.”
The killer, a blond woman wearing a black top and black leggings, lifted her gun and shot Johnson in the head, then fired at her again as she hit the ground.
The violence sent bystanders fleeing for their lives. One man recoiled in horror near a parked, car, while the people Johnson were speaking to toppled backward on the stoop in front of her.
The shooter then walked back to a white, double-parked sedan, got in the driver’s seat and drove off.
Johnson’s siblings described her as ebullient and generous, an entrepreneur who had become successful enough to buy a car for her 17-year-old daughter.
The funeral Johnson attended before the shooting took place at the Sealy Culyer Funeral Home on Pacific St., just four blocks away. It drew hundreds of mourners from the neighborhood, Mathis Johnson said.
He didn’t know the woman in the video, but said she attended the funeral as well.
“She was a beautiful person,” Mathis Johnson said of his sister. “She didn’t necessarily have the world to give, but she would give it. She was an amazing woman. Everybody says positive things when people pass, but everything I said about her was 100 percent true.”
The victim’s sister, Cordelia Berry, was also reeling from the murder Thursday night, and vowed to take care of her sister’s daughter.
‘She always said, ‘If anything ever happens to me, take care of my baby,’” Berry said.
Berry said she suspected the killer was envious of her sister’s success.
“She was Miss Electric. She was the life of the party. She was a rainbow, Berry said. “She had her own business. She was an entrepreneur – fashion was her passion. When you succeed in life that way, people are jealous.”
Police have made no arrests.


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