Man arrested in Clarksville after stray bullet hits, kills New Jersey girl

Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN)  — Nearly two months after an 8-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet near her New Jersey home, an 18-year-old man has been arrested in Clarksville.

New Jersey resident Tyhan Brown was taken into custody at his uncle’s home Friday morning.

“We received information from the U.S. Marshals in New Jersey that Tyhan Brown might be located in Middle Tennessee,” explained U.S. Deputy Marshal Danny Shelton.

He continued, “This morning around 8 a.m., we knocked on the door. A man answered the door and we asked for Tyhan Brown. The man did let us into the house and Mr. Brown was arrested without incident.”

Gabrielle “Gabby” Hill (Photo: WKRN)
Gabrielle “Gabby” Hill (Photo: WKRN)

Brown is being held in the Montgomery County jail awaiting extradition back to New Jersey.

His mother and girlfriend have both been charged with hindering the investigation after investigators say they gave false alibis for Brown.

Gabrielle “Gabby” Hill Carter was hit in the head by a stray bullet while she was across the street from her home last month.

Authorities said the gunfire broke out when several men opened fire on an intended target.

Authorities told News 2 they hope the arrest will give Gabby’s family some closure.

“It is always satisfying to make an arrest like this. Of course, he has to work through the court system, but at this point we have done our job,” Shelton said.

Camden police are continuing to search for other suspects.

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