2nd Woman Charged With Hindering Investigation In Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Authorities say a second woman has been charged with allegedly hindering the investigation into the shooting death of 8-year-old Gabrielle Hill-Carter.

Authorities announced that Natasha Gerald, 19, of Manor Court in Sicklerville was charged Wednesday. Officials say she provided a false alibi for a person of interest in the fatal shooting of Gabrielle as she was playing outside in Camden.

The charge is a third degree offense that carries a potential sentence of five years in state prison.

Last week, authorities charged 35-year-old Shakia Land for a similar crime. She allegedly provided a false alibi for a person of interest in the same investigation, and was charged with one count fourth-degree hindering an investigation.

Authorities say Land’s charge carries a potential sentence of 18 months in state prison.

Gabrielle Hill-Carter was shot in the head on the 900 block of South 8th Street in Camden on August 24, 2016.

Detectives are actively investigating and ask anyone with information to come forward. The Citizens Crime Commission is offering a $76,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her homicide.

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

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