Suspect identified in shooting that killed Winston-Salem woman

Traquan Javon Cheeseboro

Traquan Javon Cheeseboro

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A suspect has been identified in the killing of a woman in Winston-Salem, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

Traquan Javon Cheeseboro, 20, is charged with murder.

At 10:43 p.m. on May 13, police responded to a shooting on the 3300 Ridgeback Drive.

At the scene, officers found 53-year-old Tina Louise Nicholson dead in the home of an apparent gunshot wound.

Police believe multiple people came to the home in one vehicle. Once there, they got out and went up to the home from multiple angles.

The shooters fired off “numerous” shots, and evidence at the scene suggests that at least four guns were used.

Nicholson was shot and killed, and police believe one of the suspects, later identified as Cheeseboro, was also shot by a fellow suspect, possibly by accident.

Police say 18 minutes after the shooting, Cheeseboro was pulled out of a vehicle in the parking lot of Baptist Medical Center and left on the pavement. He had been shot at least once in the torso.

The shooting was targeted, but police are unsure if Nicholson was the intended target.

Cheeseboro remains in the hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800, or En Espanol at (336) 728-3904. The Text-A-Tip Program at (336) 276-1717 allows you to anonymously text tips, photos, and videos to the Winston-Salem Police Department. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook.

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