WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a teen charged in a deadly shooting at Independence Mall on Saturday.
Police have charged 19-year-old Traneta Shanaia Campbell of Wilmington with first-degree murder. She’s accused of killing 24-year-old Catherine Ruth Ballard outside of the Ruby Tuesday in the parking lot of Independence Mall.
Campbell is 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds with short, dark hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo of “Lawahna” on her right arm and may have a ring through her septum.
Anyone with information on Campbell’s whereabouts is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 343-3609 or Text-A-Tip by texting “CRIMES” and starting the text with “Tip708.” All texts to Text-A-Tip are anonymous.
Campbell was convicted in New Hanover County in 2015 of larceny, speeding to elude arrest, and resisting an officer.
She was given probation and a suspended sentence for those offenses.
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