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Man Sentenced for Fatal Shooting of Pemberton Resident

Pemberton Township

By: Richard L. Smith 

Burlington County officials said 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 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. 

Officials said 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 a result of being shot in the head.

The investigation further determined the shooting occurred following a dispute over money. 

BCPO Assistant Prosecutor Rachel M. Conte prosecuted Majeed.   

The case was investigated by detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and the Pemberton Twp. Police Department.