Woman Charged in Connection With Murder of 8-Year-Old Camden Girl

But the killer is still on the loose.

Gabrielle Hill-Carter in a photo provided by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

Gabrielle Hill-Carter in a photo provided by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.

It has been more than three weeks since eight-year-old Camden resident Gabrielle Hill-Carter was shot in the head and killed, and her murderer has still not been captured. But it sounds like police are getting close.

On Friday morning, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrest of 35-year-old Shakia Land. According to investigators, the Camden woman gave detectives a false alibi for someone police consider a person of interest in the shooting.

Land has been charged with hindering an investigation, a crime that is punishable by up to 18 months in prison.

The young girl was caught in the crossfire of a shootout on 8th Street in Camden at 8:30 p.m. on August 26th. At the time of the shooting, she was playing on the sidewalk. She died from her injuries at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden.

Hill-Carter’s organs were donated, and her cousin received her liver. Just days after the shooting, her mother gave birth to a boy, naming him King Gabriel after the girl.

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