19-year-old Najir Franklin was arrested in North Carolina on Wednesday for his role in a September homicide in Paterson, according to police.
Franklin (pictured) was apprehended at the Courtyard Apartments in Wilmington at about 6 p.m. by the United States Marshals Service. Members of the U.S. Marshals in the New Jersey office developed information that pointed to Franklin hiding out in that state. Members of the U.S. Marshals in North Carolina located and arrested him without an incident, said police.
Franklin has been charged with murder for the death of 21-year-old city resident Sean Brittingham. Brittingham was shot outside of 185 Hamilton Avenue on Sept. 13, 2016. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment, but died from his injuries in the operating room.
City detectives Ralph Fermin and Kelvin Matos investigated the incident with detective Paul Paul Wefing of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact detectives Fermin, Matos, and Wefing at 973-321-1120.