Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a Medford Township man was sentenced today to 20 years in state prison for fatally shooting a 64-year-old Pemberton Township resident three years ago outside of the victim’s home.
The sentence was handed down in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Mark P. Tarantino, J.S.C., to Tristan Majeed, who pled guilty earlier this year to Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree). Majeed, 53, must serve 17 years of the term before becoming eligible for parole.
The investigation determined that Majeed shot Kenneth Ryan on January 20, 2020, outside of Ryan’s Apache Trail residence in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township. Ryan was transported to nearby Capital Health at Deborah – Emergency Services before being taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, where he was pronounced dead two days later.
An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined the victim died as the result of being shot in the head. The investigation further determined the shooting occurred following a dispute over money.
Majeed was prosecuted by BCPO Assistant Prosecutor Rachel M. Conte.
The case was investigated by detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and the Pemberton Township Police Department. The lead investigators were BCPO Detective Sergeant Brian Miller and Pemberton Township Acting Police Chief Jay Luis.