This afternoon, a jury found Tyhan Brown, 20, guilty of Aggravated Manslaughter. The jury also found Brown guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
At the trial, Assistant Prosecutor Christine Shah presented evidence and testimony showing that Brown was involved in a shooting that killed Gabrielle Hill-Carter.
On the evening of August 24, 2016, Gabrielle Hill-Carter was riding her bicycle when Tyhan Brown and several others descended onto 8th Street in Camden and opened fire in an attempt to kill Amir Dixon. Miss Hill-Carter was struck once in the head as she and Dixon attempted escape into a house on South 8th Street at the same time. She died in the hospital two days later.
Tyhan Brown left Camden that night and went to his aunt’s house in Sicklerville with his mother and girlfriend. Arrangements were then made by a family friend to fly Brown to Nashville, Tennessee.
During the investigation, detectives from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Police Department were quickly able to identify the intended target, Amir Dixon. Witnesses told authorities that Brown and Dixon had an ongoing dispute, and that Tyhan Brown had threatened Dixon a couple of days before the shooting by flashing a gun at him.
An analysis of Brown’s cell phone, which was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cellular Analysis Survey Team (CAST), established that he was in the area of the shooting at the time it occurred, thus contradicting Brown’s claim to detectives that he was in Sicklerville. Further analysis indicated that he did travel to Sicklerville after Miss Hill-Carter was shot.
Tyhan Brown was charged on September 21, 2016, and was apprehended by the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force at a relative’s home in Clarksville, Tennessee two days later.
Tyhan Brown faces the possibility of a minimum of 20 years to a maximum of 50 years. He is scheduled for sentencing on Friday, July 27, 2018 before the Honorable Judge John T. Kelley.
Released Thursday, June 21, 2018.