Suspected shooter Christopher Johnson surrenders to authorities, police say

Suspected shooter accused of killing young mom, wounding three others

Brooklyn Daily

The man sought for gunning down a young mother and wounding three others near a Flatbush street corner has surrendered to authorities, police said this week.

Suspected shooter Christopher Johnson, 21, turned himself in to investigators at District Attorney Charles Hynes’s office last Thursday and was charged with being the triggerman in the Aug. 30 shooting that ended 29-year-old Fatima Gordon’s life.

Gordon was exiting a grocery store near Clarkson and Flatbush avenues with a handful of family members and her 4-year-old boy in tow when a half-dozen shots rang out.

Mortally wounded, Gordon tried to protect the child, telling her son to “Keep looking at grandma” as she breathed her last, horrified witnesses at the scene said.

“I heard five shots,” resident Nogga Schwartz, who ran to Gordon’s side after the shooting stopped, told the New York Post. “I ran outside and saw Fatima lying on her side. Her mother was holding her, cradling her head. I asked her to stay with us. She blinked and then coughed up blood.”

Other victims included a 13-year-old boy, who suffered a graze wound to the back, and two men in their 20s. One of them men was shot in the right arm and buttocks as he ran from the gunfire, police sources said.

Investigators say that Johnson was aiming at an enemy when he opened fire — hitting Gordon and his other victims by accident.

Johnson was charged with murder and attempted murder after several witnesses picked him out of lineups and was denied bail at his arraignment on Friday.

Attempts to reach Johnson’s attorney were unsuccessful by our midnight deadline.

Reach Deputy Editor Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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