Gastonia Man Facing Murder Charges For Death of 33-Year-Old Woman


GASTONIA, N.C. –A man is facing murder charges after police say he shot and killed a woman in Gastonia.  Gastonia Police charged 22-year-old Shiquan Ratchford with the murder of 33-year-old Megan Tate.

The shooting happened around 9:30 Friday night on Spring Valley Drive.  Officers found Tate shot to death in an apartment.

Police found Ratchford in the area and took him into custody.  He’s being held tonight without bond.


GASTONIA, N.C. — Police are investigating a homicide in Gastonia Friday night.  It happened in the 3100 block of Spring Valley Drive around 9:30pm.

Police say a woman was killed and a man is in custody.  Police say there is no danger to the public.