Man charged in 2009 murder of 15-year-old pregnant girl

Photo: Mecklenburg County Jail 

A man has been charged with murder for the 2009 killing of a 15-year-old pregnant girl in north Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged Royce Anthony Mitchell, 45, with the murder of 15-year-old Tiffany Rena Wright and her baby, Aaliyah Faye Wright.

On September 14, 2009 CMPD officers responded to the 2700 block of Mallard Creek Road for reports of a shooting. When officers arrived they found Wright laying in the road suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on scene but Medic personnel were able to deliver her baby at the scene. The baby was taken to CMC where she died on September 20, 2009. 

A recent tip from a community member led detectives to Mitchell. That gave them enough evidence to obtain murder warrants on him. He was arrested Friday afternoon and booked at the Mecklenburg County Jail.