Slain NJ Cheerleader May Have Known Her Killer
Reports have her telling killer to "cut it out" before shooting.
The slaying of an 18-year-old former New Jersey high school cheerleader has shocked the town of Linden, New Jersey.
Now, reports are surfacing that Amber Wilson knew who her killer was when she was murdered late Monday evening.
Sources close to the investigation have told NJ.com that Wilson told her assailant to "knock it off" and threatened to call her older brother just before she was killed.
The teenager was reportedly shot after she had a verbal exchange with the mugger. Wilson was with a friend at the time. The friend was not injured and has not been identified.
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Ayana Caldwell, an 18-year-old Linden High School graduate, spoke to NJ.com. She described Wilson as "her first friend ever."
"She supposedly knew who it was," Caldwell said. "But the person that was with her doesn’t know who it is."
A second classmate at the memorial confirmed Caldwell's statement to NJ.com.
Local police have refused to comment on the report.