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Anderson police investigating after man shot in hand, thigh during pot deal

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ANDERSON, Ind. (May 28, 2015) – An Anderson man is recovering after being shot Wednesday night during a marijuana deal.

On Wednesday, Anderson police responded to a shooting in the 1300 block of West 9th Street, where they found Justice Carter, 18, Chesterfield, had been shot in his right hand and right thigh. He was taken to a hospital to get treatment for the non-life-threatening injuries.

Police believe Carter was shot at West 9th Street and Henry Street. He told police he’d arranged to meet a man at the Anderson Pantry, 803 Madison Ave., to sell pot. The buyer arrived in his car with two other people.

They drove Carter to West 9th Street and Henry Street, where he handed over marijuana to the front seat passenger. The buyers then told him they didn’t plan to pay him. Carter realized he was being robbed and tried to get out of the car, but someone pulled him back inside and drew a handgun.

Carter eventually managed to get free and escape the vehicle. That’s when someone opened fire. The bullet passed through Carter’s right hand and thigh. He ran to a nearby home where residents called 911.

The vehicle involved in the transaction, a Pontiac G6, was later reported stolen. However, investigators said that wasn’t the case; the car’s owner had loaned it to one of the suspects.

Police have not released the suspects’ names and said the case remains under investigation.