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Man shoots 12-year-old boy for attempting to break up fight between him and his former girlfriend

By Mason White 6:08 PM March 23, 2015
Jamille Carter 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man turned himself in to police after shooting a 12-year-old boy who attempted to break up a physical fight.

Philadelphia Police said that they have arrested the man who shot the 12-year-old son of his former girlfriend.

The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. on the 3500 block of Janney Street in Port Richmond.

The man who was identified as 23-year-old Jamille Carter, broke into the house of his 33-year-old former girlfriend.

She told him to leave, but he refused, and the two began arguing. According to police, Carter smacked the woman in the face, causing her to fall to the floor.

The noise awoke the woman’s 12-year-old son.

The boy was walked down the stairs to see what was going on and when he attempted to help his mother, Carter pulled a gun and shot him in the thigh.

The child was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Carter later surrendered to police without incident.