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September 21, 2016

Second woman charged with hindering case of 8-year-old Camden girl's murder

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Camden girl Gabby Hill Carter Tasha Mack Thorton/Contributed photo

Gabby Hill Carter, 8, was killed by a stray bullet as she played outside in her neighborhood.

Another woman is facing charges Wednesday for hindering the investigation into the murder of an 8-year-old Camden girl, county officials announced.

Natasha Gerald, 19, of Manor Court in Sicklerville, allegedly provided a false alibi for a person of interest in the shooting death of Gabrielle Hill-Carter, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said.

If convicted, Gerald could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison. She was later released on a summons.

Last Friday, 35-year-old Shakia Land, of Camden, was also charged with the same offense.

The incident occurred Aug. 24 on the 900 block of South Ninth Street.

Investigators believe that Hill-Carter was killed by a stray bullet when she was playing on the sidewalk as a shootout broke out between rival drug gangs.

A reward of $76,000 is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the girl's death.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Sherman Hopkins at (856) 225-8623 or Camden County Police Department Detective Michael Ross at (856) 757-7420.