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Gulfport man charged with attempted murder

Johnny Anthony Carter. Courtesy of the Gulfport Police Department

Yesterday Gulfport police officers arrested 37 year-old Johnny Anthony Carter of Gulfport, charging him with one count of Attempted Murder. The warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Louise Ladner who set bond at $250,000.

Officers responded to the area of the 4200 block of 20th Street in reference to a firearms discharge. Responding Officers were canvassing the area when they observed a 54 year-old female suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to an area hospital and remains in critical condition.

The resulting investigation revealed that Carter and the victim were engaged in a dispute when Carter retrieved a handgun and shot her twice, once in the body and once in the head while on the porch of a home. He and the victim were acquaintances.

Carter was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

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