CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man wanted in connection with a July 4 murder in Charleston was arrested in Philadelphia Wednesday, authorities said.
Braheem Jamal Griffin, 25, of Charleston, is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Trequan “Tre” Gibson, also of Charleston.
Charleston police issued an arrest warrant for Griffin two days after Gibson was killed. His body was found on the ground in front of the 2nd Avenue Community Center on the city’s West Side at about 11 p.m. on July 4.
Griffin was arrested by U.S. Marshals. The circumstances surrounding the arrest were not immediately available. He’ll face extradition back to West Virginia.
Charleston police included Griffin in a September list of six defendants they were looking for in connection with violent crimes.
Gibson graduated from Riverside High School last May. He was a basketball player at both Riverside and earlier at South Charleston High School.
His coach last season at Riverside, D.J. Johnson, told MetroNews after Gibson’s death that he had potential off the court.
He said Gibson had potential off the basketball court.
“He had an aptitude to go to college. He wanted to go to college. He wanted to do better for himself,” Johnson said. “I always felt that if he could get an environment change and get out of here, I felt he could achieve all of the goals he had set for himself. It’s just sad where we are at.”