Incident Summary:

06/25/2014: Assailants shot and killed Brendan Tevlin as he was stopped at a traffic signal in West Orange, New Jersey, United States. Police later arrested three suspects, including Ali Muhammad Brown, in connection with the case. Authorities claim that Brown committed the act to punish the United States for its involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brown has been indicted on murder charges in connection with two separate attacks that occurred earlier in the year in Skywalk and Seattle, which are both located in the state of Washington.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New Jersey

West Orange

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Student: Brendan Tevlin
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Prosecutor: Seattle man charged with killing 4 was on terrorism watch list," Seattle Times, January 20, 2016.
"UR student might have been slain as 'vengeance' for U.S. military action," Richmond Times Dispatch, September 15, 2014.
"NJ student's accused killer also charged with 3 murders in Wash.," CBS News, August 21, 2014.