Victim Identified in Luzerne County Shooting

HANOVER TOWNSHIP -- Officials have identified who was shot and killed Wednesday night in Luzerne County.

Officials say Devon Brown, 29, was shot in the head outside the Marion Terrace Apartment Complex along Mark Drive in Hanover Township around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say Brown knew the man who killed him. The suspect has been identified as Tremaine Divine Jamison, 27, of New York City.

"I want people to know this was not a random act. These individuals knew each other," said Stefanie Salavantis, Luzerne County district attorney.

Investigators said two separate fights broke out just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. One fight involved two females and the other involved Jamison and Brown. During the fight, police say Jamison pulled out a gun and shot Brown in the head.

Troopers said Jamison is from the Harlem section of New York City and they believe he may have gone back to New York.

The Marion Terrace Development near Wilkes-Barre is filled with families. Many have young children. Witnesses say a quarrel between little kids escalated into that deadly shooting.

"Everyone watched it, not my kids. I put them in the house. I knew it was going to happen," said neighbor Tiffinie Dunn.

By Thursday morning, you could still see memorial candles flickering. Witnesses say in the moments before the shooting, it was mayhem with dozens of parents and kids.

"Everybody said he got a gun and you could see everybody running this way. The gun went off. Everybody ran back to make sure he was OK, but he wasn't. He got shot in the head," said Dunn.

Now, many parents are answering difficult questions from young ones.

"I told my girls someone got hurt and had to go to the hospital. What more can you tell them?" Dunn added.

All neighbor Curtis Caiby could think to do is pray.

"Pray for God to help the children and see what is going on, that is all," said Caiby.

Tremaine Divine Jamison, homicide suspect

Jamison is described as a black man, 6'1", weighing approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue sneakers and tight fitting blue jeans with large white blotches and a long-sleeved white pullover shirt. He may also be wearing a blue denim shirt.

17 comments

  • Get your life

    Seriously a man lost his life his children lost their father and a wife lost her husband and you racists bastards are judging because he was a black man guess what you better pray for your soul because the ultimate judge is God….stupid muther—–

  • Archie Beal

    In due time these innocent young traumatize children you are referring to will know what the back seat of a police car looks and feels like. Just wait give it time

  • oh baby!

    I would rather get nude and roll around in a bathtub full of razorblades and shards of glass while violently sodomizing myself with a weedwacker than I would to live in Hanover township.

  • CeeMe

    Hopefully, the children will turn away from violence, as it isn’t the answer to solving anything. Hopefully, they aren’t influenced to live their lives the same way.

  • Jimbob

    They are taught to idolize hang bangers when I was growing up ozzy was banned from radio and playing concerts at certain places but it’s ok to have rap that talks about shooting cops and slapping bitches and dealing drugs ..why you ask ..because God forbid theyre black and No one would want to be accused of being racist

    • Anonymous

      For real…….this was an innocent dad who was shot in the head and killed in front of all the kids whom loved him..

      • Wake up people

        Just because he had kids and was actually being a parent doesn’t mean he was innocent. Look up his name in the AOPC database. You’ll see the facts. Thug is a thug is a thug

      • Screw you

        The hood?? Seriously you act like hanover is the hood.! Just because its a low income development does not mean it’s the hood. Sure as hell dont mean that all the kids are going to be gang bangers. You must like to stereotype, which means you are probably and old white fart that thinks he is better then the world. Why? Because you have a little bit of money. Which you probably dont. Regardless if that man got in trouble before.. The point is innocent children could of been hurt and some seen. But if that was your snobby stuck up child it wouldnt be okay because money defines you as a person? Ya okay.

      • Anonymous

        Listen, I live in Marian Terrace and there is quite a few of us who pay market rent…and this development in which we live is not all low income or “gangbangers”….Just because an act of violence happened here does not mean we are all terrible people..It can happen anywhere at anytime.

      • Givemeabreak

        These local yocals don’t know what the real hood is. I have worked in several of the worst places in the country and Hanover is far from the hood or ghetto. It has its problems just like anywhere else.
        Also there are good people that live there too just like there are bad people that live in good places.

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