BY KAYLA BAWROSKI, firstname.lastname@example.org
8:29 PM EDT, October 27, 2011
A 17-year-old from Street has been charged in a Fawn Grove home invasion that left one of the homeowners shot in the chest.
Mason Michael Carter, of the 100 block of Holy Cross Road, was charged Thursday with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and other related charges, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.
Carter is charged as an adult in the incident, in which he allegedly shot a Fawn Grove homeowner on Park Drive during a home invasion.
At about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 20, Carter, wearing a ski mask, allegedly broke into the home by crawling through a doggie door and pointed a gun at a woman living there. When she called for her husband, he came into the room and after a confrontation, Carter allegedly shot him in the chest before stealing the couple’s car keys and leaving the residence.
With the cooperation of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, the car was found abandoned in Harford County that afternoon.
The sealed arrest and search warrant for Carter was approved Wednesday, according to the press release, and he was found in Harford County with the help of the Pennsylvania State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Harford Sheriff’s Office.
The injured homeowner is still in the intensive care unit, but is in stable condition, according to Pennsylvania State Police Public Information Officer Michele Davis.
Police are still gathering information and are encouraging people to contact Davis at 717-671-7601.