NEW YORK, NY – J’Von Johnson, 25, of Brownsville, Brooklyn has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting a FedEx employee in the back as he walked out of a Brownsville building.
According to court records, the incident was caught on surveillance video.
District Attorney Gonzalez said, “This defendant has a long and violent criminal history, and the people of Brooklyn are safer with him in prison. While we believe in second chances, we have no tolerance for callous gun violence, and I hope this sentence allows the victim some solace.”
The District Attorney said, “According to the evidence, on December 7, 2020, at 395 Livonia Avenue, which is part of the Van Dyke Housing Development, at approximately 11:15 a.m., the defendant fired a handgun from close range at a uniformed FedEx employee who was leaving the building. The bullet entered the victim’s right shoulder and exited from his throat. He has since recovered.”
Video surveillance captured the entire incident, showing the shooting and the defendant walking away. After getting arrested, the defendant gave police a statement in which he identified himself in the video and admitted to committing the shooting.