Man in sweatshirt who killed a pregnant woman in Red Zebra is a “red zebra” fan
Posted On July 14, 2021
The Red Zebes fan in Georgia is an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons.
He was arrested in the middle of the night in February and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Brittany Johnson, the mother of a newborn daughter.
Police said they found him in his backyard with a .40-caliber pistol in his hand.
He had a tattoo of a red zebra on his chest and on his shirt.
Johnson was pregnant when she was killed.
Authorities said he had been wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans when he attacked Johnson, her husband and her two-year-old daughter.
The couple was leaving the baby at day care and Johnson’s daughter, Samantha, was sleeping in a car seat.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the baby lying on the grass in a fetal position.
Authorities have not yet released the child’s name.
Authorities say Johnson had been at the house for two weeks and was due to give birth to a girl.
She was on the phone with a doctor and her boyfriend when the suspect entered the home.
He threatened to kill Johnson and her family if they did not come home by 10 p.m., according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.
Police say the suspect also stole a red Zebra sweatshirt.
The sweatshirt was later recovered at a nearby gas station.
Authorities believe the suspect knew Johnson, who had lived in the house and was a fan of Atlanta sports.
They said she was planning to fly to New York City to watch the Super Bowl with her newborn daughter, but instead they got a call from her husband.
They were not aware that she had already flown out.
Johnson’s husband and baby daughter were treated at an Atlanta hospital.
They have since been released from the hospital.
Authorities were not able to locate a tattoo that matches the suspect’s, but said they were working to find one.
Police also searched a residence in Atlanta and arrested a 19-year old man in connection with the attack.
He is charged with burglary, grand theft, first-offense firearm possession and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.
The man was taken to the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
No other details were immediately available.
The RedZebra fan, who has not been named, was arrested and booked into the Cobb Detention Center.