Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson report a Grand Jury has returned an indictment for one man and two women in connection with the killing of 8-year-old Gabby Hill-Carter of Camden.
Tyhan Brown, 18, of Camden, was indicted for first-degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Attempted Murder for shooting at Amir Dixon, who was the intended target of the gunfire that killed Miss Hill-Carter. He was also indicted for two weapons offenses.
Brown’s mother, Shakia Land, 35, of Camden, was indicted for one count of fourth-degree Hindering Apprehension for providing false information to homicide detectives during the investigation. Brown’s girlfriend, Natasha Gerald, 19, of Sicklerville, was indicted for one count of third-degree Hindering Apprehension.
Brown is accused of killing Gabby Hill-Carter around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Camden County Police responded to the 900 block of South 8th Street in Camden for a shot-spotter activation of multiple gunshots. Responding officers found Miss Hill-Carter suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. She was riding her bicycle when gunfire erupted on the street.
Miss Hill-Carter was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on August 26, 2016.
A Grand Jury returned the seven count indictment today.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Thursday, December 22, 2016.