CAMDEN, N.J. (WTXF) - On Thursday afternoon, Tyhan Brown, 20, was found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl.
The incident happened back on the evening of August 24, 2016, when police say 8-year-old Gabrielle Carter was riding her bicycle on her street when Brown and several others drove down the road and opened fire in an attempt to kill another man, Amir Dixon. Carter was struck once in the head as she and Dixon attempted to escape into a house. The 8-year-old was pronounced dead two days later.
After the incident, investigators say Brown left Camden and fled to his aunt’s house in Sicklerville. He then planned to flee to Nashville, Tennessee.
After further investigation, Brown was eventually identified and charged on September 21, 2016 and apprehended in Clarksville, Tennessee two days later.
After the verdict on Thursday, officials say Brown faces the possibility of 20 to 50 years in prison. He is scheduled for sentencing on July 27.