A 16-year-old girl was arrested on charges that she took part in the killing of a woman who was shot during an April 3 robbery in southeast Charlotte.
The latest arrest brings to four the number of teens charged in the case.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced Sunday that Ziaya Chanel Jackson was arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder. The department earlier announced the arrest of Antonio Darnell Shine, 19; A’vone Williams, 17; and a 15-year-old male juvenile, whose name was not made public because of his age.
The teens, all charged with murder and robbery-related charges, are accused in the killing of Maria Eduvigig Echeverria de Gomez, 36.
Gomez died at Carolinas Medical Center after she was shot in the 6200 block of Barrington Drive. The shooting was reported at 6:15 a.m.
Gomez’s brother told WCNC that his sister was waiting to be picked up to go to work when she was robbed and shot. The Charlotte Observer reported that Gomez moved to Charlotte 17 months ago and was the mother of a 13-year-old. Gomez worked as a landscaper.
Initial police reports indicated that detectives were looking for two black males seen driving away in a black sedan.
CMPD has not disclosed what evidence detectives have that implicate the teens.
Jail records show that Shine, the oldest of the suspects, was arrested six times in Mecklenburg County dating back to 2016. He was arrested last year on charges of firing into an occupied property and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.