Arrest made in fatal shooting hours before victim's funeral

Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a Brooklyn mother, just hours before she is laid to rest.

An arrest was made before the woman's funeral.

An arrest was made before the woman's funeral. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

 

(09/07/12) BROOKLYN - Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a Brooklyn mother, just hours before she is laid to rest.
 
According to investigators, 21-year-old Christopher Johnson, of Bed-Stuy, has been charged with murder. They say he shot 28-year-old Fatima Gordon in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens last Thursday.
 
Family and friends said goodbye to Gordon, who leaves behind a 7-year-old son, at the Christina Cultural Center Friday. Her grandmother says they will now march every Thursday in her honor.
 
Cops say that a 13-year-old boy and two other men were also hurt in the shooting, but are expected to be OK.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents who their favorite 1 Word on the Street: Presidents Day
2 12 on Health: Foods that help fight diseases
3 VIDEO: Extended video from 'Not My President's Day' rally in NYC
4 Brooklyn Sportscast, Feb. 20
VIDEO: Extended interview with Brooklyn Historian Ron Schweiger 5 VIDEO: Extended interview with Brooklyn historian Ron Schweiger

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE