Caller leads police to murder suspect

Darrius Johnson charged in Monica Gooden's death

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. - Lauderhill police released 911 calls made after a 22-year-old murder suspect attacked an elderly woman during a burglary.

Police arrested Darrius Johnson on Monday and charged him with the premeditated murder of Monica Gooden at the home located at 2248 NW 44th Terrace.

Johnson was apprehended after attacking an elderly woman during a burglary at her apartment down the street Sunday morning, police say. Gerald Curtis, the homeowner's nephew, stabbed him.

The caller, who police believe was Curtis, described Johnson, helping police locate him. They took Johnson to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment after he was apprehended.

LISTEN: 911 calls

While at the hospital, Johnson told an officer he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend the night before and that "I kept on stabbing her but she just wouldn't die... I think I killed her," according to the police report.

READ: Arrest affidavit

Johnson told the officer his girlfriend's name was Monica Gooden, and when officers conducted a welfare check at her home, they found her body inside, police say.

Police also found a damaged Xbox 360 with blood on it and three knives near her body.

When asked why he killed Gooden, Johnson talked about zodiac signs and told police he had to "make a sacrifice," according to the police report. He told police he killed Gooden for the betterment of himself and herself.

Johnson described how he fought Gooden as if he was fighting a dragon. He told police he hit her in the face with the Xbox, then stabbed her repeatedly, according to the police report.

Johnson was also charged with burglary with assault or battery.

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