Police arrest Anderson man after drug deal, teen’s shooting


Khanisus McCarter

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ANDERSON, Ind. (March 16, 2016) – Anderson police arrested a 20-year-old man sought in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old girl.

Khanisus “K.J.” McCarter was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. Charges against him include attempted murder, robbery, criminal recklessness and possession of a handgun.

Police said McCarter was involved in a deal arranged on social media to buy $1,000 in marijuana. He led two people, a teen girl and her friend, to an abandoned home on Dewey Street, where he met another man. McCarter then tried to steal the pot; a struggle ensued.

The teen girl ran out of the home; McCarter’s friend pulled out a gun and fired shots, according to court documents. The girl’s friend got away, and the man opened fire once more. The 17-year-old girl was hit in the chest; she was treated at St. Vincent in Anderson before being airlifted St. Vincent in Indianapolis.

Her friend, who suffered a cut to his head and an injury to his right hand, declined medical treatment.

Police were still looking for the second man involved in the incident.

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