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Police Quiz Suspect In Pregnant Teen's Bus Stop Slaying

Charlotte police have questioned the adoptive brother of a pregnant 15-year-old who was shot in the head as she waited at a Charlotte school bus stop.

Multiple media outlets reported that 36-year-old Royce Mitchell was wanted on warrants for statutory rape and indecent liberties with a minor. Charlotte-Mecklenburg homicide detectives have questioned him about the shooting, but describe him as a person of interest rather than a suspect.

Tiffany Wright died Monday, hours after she was shot while waiting for a morning school bus near her home in north Charlotte. The Hawthorne High School 11th-grader's baby was delivered at Carolinas Medical Center.

Police spokesman Rob Tufano says the shooting followed a domestic dispute.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Police say a pregnant 15-year-old was shot and killed Monday morning as she waited at a North Carolina school bus stop.

Police spokesman Rob Tufano says Tiffany Wright was shot in the head in Charlotte. She died after being rushed to a hospital. She was 32 weeks along in her pregnancy.

Hospital spokeswoman Katie Ratchford says the baby is in critical condition.

Tufano says the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute, and investigators are searching for a suspect. Tufano did not elaborate.

He says the teen's foster mother went home after walking Wright to the bus stop. The foster mother heard gunshots and came out to find the teen in the street.

The girl attended an alternative school with a special program for pregnant teens.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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