Harrisburg police: Chief’s nephew fatally shot during argument

John Thomas Carter III (Harrisburg Police Department)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A nephew of Chief Thomas Carter was walking home from a store when he was fatally shot over the weekend, police said Monday.

CepdSKvWsAAVMWz.jpg largeInvestigators said someone started a fight with 36-year-old John Thomas Carter III and then shot him multiple times in the 200 block of Woodbine Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. He died from a gunshot wound to a lung at Penn State Hershey Medical Center less than three hours later.

Chief Carter said his nephew recently was released from prison after serving time on drug charges but was trying to turn his life around.

He issued a brief statement Monday.

“Our family is asking that our time of grief be respected as police work to bring to justice those responsible for John Carter’s murder,” he wrote. “We ask for the community’s cooperation and support as we continue our investigation.”

Police have no suspects. They are looking for two women who may have witnessed the shooting while driving in the area in a dark-colored sedan.

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