Philadelphia shooting suspect arranged on gun cost, authorities say | News

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A Philadelphia man who jumped from a third floor window at Solomon Homes following an alleged shooting last week that left bullet holes in two vehicles, was jailed on gun and assault charges, authorities said.

Terrell Carter, 31, faces multiple felony charges including aggravated assault and illegally possessing a firearm.

He was arranged by on-call District Judge Rick Varner, of Salix, and sent to Cambria County Prison, in Ebensburg, $200,000 percentage bond.

Police said when they arrived at Solomon Homes at 4 pm on March 10, they found two Johnstown Housing Authority vehicles with bullet holes.

According to a complaint affidavit, one vehicle had a bullet hole in the driver’s side headlight. The second vehicle, owned by an employee, had bullet homes in the windshield and driver’s side door.

Police said they also found a bullet hole in the entrance door of the maintenance office and multiple shell casings in the parking lot.

Police said they found Carter standing near Building 7.

Carter said he was in the laundry room when he was accosted by a man he did not know who pistol whipped him and then ran away, the affidavit said.

Carter said he ran into an apartment and jumped from a third floor window.

A tenant reported that Carter was armed with a gun when he attempted to get into his apartment.

Police reviewed JHA cameras and said Carter was seen shooting at another person whose identity was not known at the time, the affidavit said.

Police recovered a 9mm firearm loaded with one round in the chamber and eight rounds in the magazine. Carter has a felony criminal record which means he cannot legally possess a firearm.

Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at 532-5061. Follow him on Twitter @PatBuchnowskiTD.

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