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Shootout Suspect Nabbed in Lower Senate Park

Capitol Police arrested a man wanted in a Pennsylvania shootout. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Capitol Police nabbed a suspect on June 5 who was wanted in connection with a violent street shootout that took place about a month earlier in Pennsylvania.  

Reports of an unattended package in Lower Senate Park drew police to First and D streets Northeast around 7 a.m. last Friday. The officers were approached by two individuals who claimed the bags as their property, according to the police report. Further investigation showed one of the men, 20-year-old Don Lamont Carter Jr. of Arnold, Pa., had an active arrest warrant from Pennsylvania. Carter is accused of aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license, firing a gun into an occupied structure and other charges, according to local news reports , for his involvement in a shootout that sprayed bullets throughout a residential neighborhood in New Kensington, Pa., a small city northeast of Pittsburgh. Bullets police said were shot by Carter and two other men hit two occupied homes and two parked cars, but caused no injuries.  

During a search incident to Carter's arrest, one of the officers discovered "a small plastic bag with a green leafy substance," police stated. It tested positive for THC.  

Carter faces charges for possession of marijuana in addition to being charged as a fugitive from justice.  

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