NYPD busts second suspect in deadly taking pictures of lovestruck Bronx juror

Cops busted one other suspect this week within the deadly taking pictures of a Bronx girl who as soon as grew to become smitten with a killer whereas serving as a juror at his trial, authorities stated.

Andrew Johnson, 28, was arrested Thursday for fatally taking pictures 29-year-old Katherine Diop and wounding her 31-year-old brother, cops stated Friday.

Diop was struck within the torso, and her brother was hit a number of occasions, police stated. 

Each victims have been taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, the place Diop was pronounced lifeless and her brother was listed in secure situation.

Diop, a mom to a 7-year-old daughter, had left a commencement celebration for her youthful sister on the night time of June 16 in Fordham Heights earlier than she and her brother headed to a close-by deli to purchase lighter fluid, buddies advised CBS New York. 

Katherine Diop
Police stated they arrested Andrew Johnson in reference to the killing of Katherine Diop (above).
Robert Kalfus

There, an argument erupted over music, neighborhood advocate Alpheaus Marcus advised the community. 

Diop was holding a BB gun on the time, cops stated. 

Johnson was charged with homicide, tried homicide, manslaughter, assault, and legal possession of a loaded firearm, cops stated.

Jonathan Rosario, 24, was picked up earlier this month in connection to the case and charged with homicide, manslaughter, legal possession of a weapon, tried homicide, assault and legal possession of a managed substance, police stated.

Police at the scene where two people were shot on E194th Street at Marion Avenue in the Bronx, NY around 11:30 p.m. on June 16, 2021.
Diop’s brother was additionally shot a number of occasions and was injured within the taking pictures.
Christopher Sadowski

Diop had been a juror within the 2012 trial of Devon Thomas, who was charged with fatally taking pictures Abdoul Toure, an African immigrant and aspiring basketball participant, in 2008.

When the case went to deliberations, Diop voted to acquit, leading to a hung jury.

After the mistrial, she visited Thomas greater than 30 occasions in jail and even confirmed up in court docket to assist him throughout his retrial, the place he was convicted of manslaughter and weapon possession.

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