Man shoots 12-year-old son of ex-girlfriend, police say

PORT RICHMOND, Penn. -- Philadelphia police have arrested the man who they say shot the 12-year-old son of his ex-girlfriend.

The incident happened at approximately 2:10 a.m. Sunday on the 3500 block of Janney Street in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.

Police say the man, identified as 23-year-old Jamille Carter, forced his way into the 33-year-old woman's house. She told him to leave.

According to police, Carter then grabbed her by the shirt and began smacking her in the face eventually causing her to fall to the floor.

The fighting woke up the woman's 12-year-old son.

Investigators say as the boy was walking down the stairs, Carter took out a gun and shot him in the thigh.

The boy was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in stable condition. He was treated and released Sunday afternoon.

The child's mother eventually chased Carter out of the home. He later turned himself into police later Sunday without incident.

The incident is under investigation.

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