Ta’Nya Williams was 16 when she was shot in the head outside a Charlotte home. She was still fighting for her life when her 17th birthday came and went two months later.
She died after eight months of hospitalization.
More than two years after the shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged a suspect with first-degree murder in the case.
Arshaun Springs, 20, of Charlotte turned himself in Monday in connection with the case, police said. Investigators have not said what led them to Springs, who has been arrested four previous times in Mecklenburg County.
The shooting took place on Dec. 20, 2015, in the 1600 block of Vancouver Drive. That’s in the Hidden Valley community of northeast Charlotte.
Investigators said they were called at 2:34 p.m. that day to Carolina’s Medical Center because a patient with a gunshot wound had been dropped off there. Williams remained hospitalized until she died in August of the following year.
Multiple witnesses told police that Williams had been sitting inside a car with other occupants when the shooting occurred, according to a press release.
Charlotte TV station WSOC reported at the time that Williams did not live in the area and that she was sitting in a car with two other 16-year-old girls and an adult when an unknown suspect starting shooting at them.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide unit detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.