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Man Involved in Solomon Homes Shooting Charged

Johnstown police say a Philadelphia-area man injured both his legs last week after jumping out of third-story window during a gunfight.

Police say Terrell Carter, 31, faces charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and illegal firearms possession following last Thursday’s incident at Solomon Homes.

Authorities say on the afternoon of March 10, officers were dispatched to the housing complex for a report of shooting.

According to the arrest affidavit, when police arrived on scene, they found two vehicles with bullet holes, as well as a bullet hole in the entrance door of the building’s maintenance office.

Police say as detectives were securing the scene, they located Carter near the rear of the building and detained him, at which time he was complaining of pain in his legs.

Upon further investigation, police say they found numerous shell casings in the parking lot near the maintenance building, as well as along the sidewalk.

Police say when they interviewed Carter about the incident, he told police that he was in the laundry room when an unknown man approached him and pistol-whipped him.

Police say Carter told investigators that the man then ran away, while he (Carter) ran into an apartment before jumping from a third-story window.

Police say detectives later found a 9mm handgun buried in the dirt near the rear of the building, where Carter was located.

Police say upon reviewing surveillance video near the complex, they discovered that Carter had exchanged gunfire with an unidentified individual.

Police say they are still working to identify said individual.

Authorities also noted that the apartment Carter fled to was not his.

Carter has since been arraigned to the Cambria County Prison, court dockets show, on $200,000 bail.

The extent of his injuries were not made known in the complaint.

He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 24.

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