A Street teenager faces a charge of attempted murder in the home invasion shooting of a Fawn Grove, Pa. man last week following his arrest in Harford County Wednesday.
Mason Michael Carter, 17, of Street has been charged as an adult with Criminal Attempt – Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and related offenses after Pennsylvania State Police said he broke into a home in the early morning hours of Oct. 20 and shot a man before fleeing in the victim’s wife’s vehicle into Harford County.
The vehicle was located later that day by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office in Pylesville, and turned over to the Pennsylvania State Police for processing, but Carter remained at large. Arrest and search warrants were approved late Wednesday and Carter was located and arrested in Maryland with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Michele Davis said investigators had not specified exactly where Carter was eventually arrested, or his movements over the previous week.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, Carter entered the home of William and Connie Cooper on Park Drive in Fawn Grove at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Connie Cooper heard Carter enter and alerted her husband, who struggled with him before being shot in the upper right chest.
Police said Connie Cooper locked herself in the home office after the shooting, but the intruder forced his way into the room and demanded her car keys before fleeing in her blue Hyundai Elantra.
William Cooper, 66, was transported to York Hospital to undergo immediate surgery, police said. He remained in intensive care in stable condition Thursday evening, according to Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Michele Davis.
The investigation remains active, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at (717) 428-1011.
Kudos to all law enforcement involved in arresting this guy! Best wishes to Mr. Cooper for a speedy recovery.
Congrats to all those involved with apprehending the suspect. Best wishes and prayers out to the victims of this crime.
Bruce O'H. says
I can’t imagine the terror that the elderly couple experienced. My prayers go up for them, also. Thank God Mr. Cooper wasn’t killed, nor Mrs. Cooper shot also.
As for the animal named Carter, I hope he has many years behind bars to pay for his crime. The world will be a safer place for decent, law abiding citizens.
Thomas Brown, Woodwright LLC says
Ol’ Mason sure has a purty mouth.
He’s gonna be real popular in Prison.
I’m just sayin’.
censored 2 says
Very Classy! Squeeal now Squeeal!
I’m glad they caught the little twerp…
He’s very lucky he picked a house with an unarmed homeowner. The majority of the homeowners in Northern Harford and Southern Pa are armed and not afraid to protect their home and family.
What happen to innocent till proven guilty! My prayers go out to the coopers but come on media let’s get the facts straight before you print a story
Wasting my time says
Then enlighten us… What are the facts?
The facts are the police acted on a tip called in on the tip line they have no evidence linking mason Carter to this crime and he can’t even defend himself till he’s transferred to york county and gose before a judge.
censored 2 says
Whoa Beans, Aaron Cahill is reporting the details of the case as related to him by Pennsylvania State Police and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. Don’t blame Aaron, blame his sources. Most people believe what the police tell them, even though there are some of us who know better………
I hope Mr. Cahill follows up on this story as the facts unfold a perfect start would be the Harford court house I’m sure the evidence presented to that judge is a matter of public record.
But you rarely read “cops charge wrong teen and drag poor boys name through the mud”.
Sorry it’s Aaron Cahall my spell checker has a mind of it’s own.
haha. to bad the victim identified the suspect, and there is a whole lot of physical evidence that points at Mason along with other associates. and since the 66yr old victim was beating the piss out of mason before he was shot. judging by masons picture it does look like he was tuned up abit to.
Wow! You have no clue do you?
Hang in there
mr boobies says
MASON REALLLLLLY we went to high school together jesus christ. the last time i chilled wiff you was at the carnival in jville and you and kayla ditched me to go make out behind the rides lmao. good luck yooo ps shits not sweet.
Look whose talking shit now! Mason didn’t do it! In your face to whoever blamed him. This is why people SHOULD believe in INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!!!