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.