Fugitive caught in Krystal shooting near Norcross

NORCROSS -- A Norcross man wanted in connection with a March shooting and robbery in a Krystal parking lot was apprehended by a fugitive unit this week, despite his repeated attempts to flee, officials said.

Jerome Carter, 38, is charged with robbing a man for $600 near the drive-thru of a 1900 Willow Trail Parkway Krystal restaurant near Norcross the night of March 15. The victim, a 39-year-old Lawrenceville man, was shot in the abdomen and hospitalized.

The victim told Gwinnett police he didn't know his attacker, but was able to describe him, according to a police report. Investigators later identified the suspect as Carter.

As a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department fugitive unit conducted surveillance on a Norcross home where Carter was suspected of being Wednesday, another deputy spotted him at the nearby intersection of Old Norcross and Ingram roads.

"Fugitive deputies converged on the location and positively identified Carter prior to approaching him," said Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Sean Smith.

Deputies ordered Carter to the ground, but he ran, prompting a foot chase. He was soon located and ordered to stop but again tried to flee, Smith said.

Ultimately, deputies deployed Tasers to stun and apprehended Carter, Smith said.

Booked on felony charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Carter remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.

Carter is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, stemming from a November 2009 conviction in Gwinnett Superior Court for cocaine and firearms possession, a warrant states.


BenDover 3 years, 4 months ago

This is Norcross, NOT Peachtree Corners.


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