UPDATE: Charges filed in Dollar Tree stabbing - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

UPDATE: Charges filed in Dollar Tree stabbing

UPDATE:  Memphis police have charged Tracey Campbell, 37, in the death of LaKeisha Dantzler.  Investigators allege Campbell came in to the Dollar General store with her child, and a physical altercation erupted between her and Dantzler, where Dantzler was stabbed multiple times.

Police also charged Ryan Griggs, 20, with Accessory after the Fact.  Both Campbell and Griggs were employed at the store. 


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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A witness at a Dollar Tree retail store in Memphis told a frightening story Monday of shopping one minute and watching a deadly fight the next.

James Gibbs was there Saturday afternoon when LaKeisha Dantzler was stabbed at the store in Popular Plaza on Highland.

"Everybody just couldn't believe it," shopper James Gibbs said. "I mean, we were in the store and everybody was hollering...it was crazy."

James Gibbs says he was shopping in the Dollar Tree when Dantzler and another woman got into a fight.

"One of the workers got to fighting with another girl and the girl went to her car and got a knife and came back and stabbed her about five times," he said.

Neighbor Marjorie Baker was in the store 30 minutes before the stabbing happened.

"She gave me two mother's day balloons Saturday at the store," Baker said. "She was just a sweet girl. She was friendly to everybody."

Baker said she saw the suspect in the store. She said LaKeisha was stocking shelves, and there didn't seem to be any problem."

"Just a normal Saturday out shopping," she said. "So what happened? I don't understand what happened."

LaKeisha Dantzler's father, Warren Dantzler, said she was going to school to be a surgical technician. To make money, he said, she worked part time at the Dollar Tree Store at Poplar and Highland.

"She was just a very loving person," Dantzler said. "We're just all in a state of shock right now."

Police are questioning a 37-year old woman in connection with the murder, and while Dollar Tree officials said they are unable to comment on the case at this time, customers had plenty to say about the murder.

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