Claudia Banton Wiki – Claudia Banton Biography
Claudia Banton is the suspect in the horrific shooting of a woman chatting with friends near a Brooklyn stoop in August who has been arrested in Florida.
New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted out “apprehension made” on Monday. On Tuesday, police officials identified the woman believed to have shot 42-year-old Delia Johnson, mother of a 17-year-old girl, in the back of the head on August 4.
She is 42 years old.
Delia Johnson Murder
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.
The killer, a blond woman wearing a black top and black leggings, lifted her gun, shot Johnson in the head, and 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 spoke 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.
Claudia Banton Arrested
NBC New York reported that the suspect was Claudia Banton, 42, who also goes by Claudia Williams and Keisha Brown.
Family members have said they recognized the shooter as a family friend, but it’s not clear if Banton is the woman they recognized.
Police have not yet revealed a motive for the shooting, but family members said they believe the shooter may have followed Johnson from a funeral earlier in the evening.
According to jail records, Banton is being held in Jacksonville on a fugitive warrant and is awaiting extradition.