State Police have arrested 29-year-old Jatima Brown and 26-year-old Briashon Brown, both of Salem, for the alleged fatal shooting of a man in Salem on March 20th.

Jatima Brown and Braishon Brown were charged with murder and attempted murder by the Salem City Police Department. State Police detectives from the Fugitive Unit were contacted by Salem City Police Department detectives to assist with locating the suspects.


Through various investigative means, detectives determined that Jatima Brown was working at a warehouse in Pedricktown, Salem County, and Briashon Brown was at a residence in Salem City.


On May 13, detectives from the Fugitive Unit, along with members of the Salem City Police Department, Salem County Prosecutor's Office, and United States Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Jatima Brown at the warehouse and Braishon Brown at the residence.

According to, 23-year-old Tajmire Clark of Salem was shot on Olive Street around 8:30 PM on March 20th. Clark was hospitalized and died the following morning.

Salem murder suspects arrested - Photo: NJSP

Commenting on the arrests, Salem Police Chief John Pelura III told, "The dedication of the detectives, officers, prosecutor investigators, state troopers and federal agents along with cooperation from the public culminated with these arrests. I can’t stress enough how important it is when we receive help from the public. We can make arrests in these murder cases with the public’s help."

Salem murder suspects arrested - Photo: NJSP

Both were lodged at the Salem County Jail pending a detention hearing.

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