Suspect in murder of Camden girl, 8, appears in court

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Pictured: Tyhan Brown appears in court.  (Courtesy: COURIER-POST)</span></div>
The suspect arrested for the murder of an 8-year-old girl in Camden went before a judge on Tuesday morning.

Tyhan Brown, 18, was formally arraigned on murder and related charges in the death of Gabrielle Carter.

U.S. Marshals tracked Brown to his uncle's home in Tennessee last month.

Brown is being held $1.5 million bail.

Carter was caught in the crossfire and shot in the head while playing outside on Wednesday, August 24. She died a few days later.

At a news conference after Brown's arrest, Chief Scott Thomson wouldn't say what Brown's role was in the killing, or if he was the person who fired the fatal shot. He indicated there could be more arrests in this case.

"We have an interest in holding every person responsible for the acts that led up to that night and thereafter," Thomson said.

Brown's mother and girlfriend who were previously charged with hindering the investigation into this case.

His girlfriend, 19-year-old Natasha Gerald, of Manor Court in Sicklerville, was charged with one count third-degree hindering the investigation. Police say Gerald gave detectives a false alibi for a person of interest. The charge carries a potential sentence of five years in state prison.

His mother, 35-year-old Shakia Land, of the 1800 block of Kossuth Street in Camden, was charged last week with one count fourth-degree hindering an investigation. According to prosecutors, Land gave detectives a false alibi for a person of interest. The charge carries a potential sentence of 18 months in state prison.
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