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Man arrested after 27-year-old mom is shot, killed in NW DC with 2 of her kids in car

Metropolitan Police reported Tuesday officers have arrested 27-year-old Joseph Fox in connection to Johnson's death.

WASHINGTON —
Police have arrested a man in connection to a deadly shooting that took the life of a woman in front of her two young children. 

Police say the victim, identified by police as 27-year-old Sierra Johnson of Northeast, was shot while in a car and her two children were in the back seat at the time. The children were unhurt, police said.

Metropolitan Police reported Tuesday officers have arrested 27-year-old Joseph Fox in connection to Johnson's death. He has been charged with second-degree murder while armed. 

Homicide Branch Detective Captain Kevin said that officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue around 8 p.m. where they found Johnson in a car shot multiple times. She was then transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. She later died from her injuries, according to police.

According to Johnson's sister, she was the mother of three kids, and her 2-year-old and 4-year-old daughters were in the car with her. Her son, who is under the age of one, was with other family members at the time of the shooting. 

"She was just headed home," said another family member who asked to remain anonymous, adding that police told the family they believe the person who shot her was riding in the car with her and fled.

Johnson graduated from Trinity Washington University with a criminal justice degree in May, her sister said, and was considering going for her master's degree. 

“I extend my condolences to the family especially the children of Ms. Johnson," said Chief Robert Contee. "She did not deserve to die, and I am happy that we were able to bring this case to a close.”

The investigation into this shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099 or text the department's tip line at 50411.

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