HEMET: Man accused of shooting woman, shooting at police officer

Kevin Carter was arrested on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder on Jan. 1, police officials say.

Hemet police arrested a 39-year-old man who they believe shot a woman before trying to shoot at a police officer who pursued him.

Kevin Lorrel Carter, of Hemet, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder and was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

Shortly before 5 a.m. Jan. 1, authorities went to the 600 block of West Florida Avenue for a call of a shooting, according to a Hemet news release.

They arrived and found a woman suffering from gunshot wounds to her torso, according to the release.

Carter, the suspect, was last seen walking from the area, according to authorities.

At the same time that officers were responding to the injured woman, another officer tried to stop Carter. Officials say that’s when Carter resisted the officer, pulled out a firearm and shot at the officer.

Carter then fled on foot but was later apprehended during a neighborhood search.

The woman was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to police. The officer suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Police officials are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Matthew Gomez by calling 951-765-2422.

 

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