Authorities arrest woman wanted in Wilmington mall shooting

Traneta Shanaia Campbell (New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

A woman charged with fatally shooting another woman in the parking lot of a Wilmington mall has been arrested, along with a man also wanted in connection with the shooting.

The Wilmington Police Department says in a statement that 19-year-old Traneta Shanaia Campbell and 26-year-old Darius Nelson were arrested Monday night by U.S. Marshals. The two were found in a shed behind a Wilmington home.

Darius Nelson



Campbell is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 24-year-old Catherine Ruth Ballard.

Nelson is charged with being an accessory after the fact.

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Police say Campbell shot Ballard Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Independence Mall. A motive for the killing hasn't been released.

It wasn't immediately clear if Campbell or Nelson have attorneys.

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