WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A validated gang member has been arrested in connection to the shooting of a Wilmington woman last month.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from the Wilmington Police Department arrested Branden Ross Tuesday morning in the Houston Moore community.
A spokesperson for the US Marshals said officers located Ross in a vehicle around 11:30 a.m. and attempted to make a traffic stop. Ross abandoned the vehicle and was eventually taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.
Ross, 27, has been charged with:
- assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill
- discharging a firearm in an occupied property
- possession of a firearm by a felon
- speeding to elude arrest with aggravating factors
- two counts of probation violation
- possession of a Scheduled II controlled substance
Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a woman with a gunshot wound. She was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety website, Ross has numerous previous convictions. In 2007, he was convicted of assault with a deadly with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in Onslow County.
He has served multiple stints in prison, the most recent being a six-month sentence that ended in January 2017 for a parole violation.