Security Guard Arrested In Shooting Of Robbery Suspect

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police have charged 53-year-old John Carter of Verona with aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Carter, who works as a private security guard, shot and wounded a robbery suspect earlier this month on Hamilton Avenue in the city’s Homewood neighborhood.

The robbery took place outside Baker’s Market where a Triangle Candy and Tobacco Co. delivery truck had made a stop and was parked.

Police say that even though Carter had a license to carry a firearm, there were “inconsistencies” in the account of the shooting he originally provided investigators.

The robbery suspect was found sitting on a porch near the scene and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Surveillance video from a Port Authority bus showed the inconsistencies, and after conferring with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, a decision was made to charge Carter.

He is now jailed on $5,000 straight cash bond.

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