PORT RICHMOND, PA -- Philadelphia police are searching for the man 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 Port Richmond.
Police say the man, identified as 23-year-old Jamille Carter, forced his way into the 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 struck him in the leg.
The woman chased Carter out of the home.
When she came back inside, she realized her son had been shot and she called 911.
The boy was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in stable condition.
Carter is described as a black male, 5'10, 170 pounds, last seen wearing all black clothing.
He last resided on the 1200 block of North 28th Street and is known to frequent West Philadelphia.
Anyone with information on Carter's whereabouts should contact East Detective Division at 215-686-3243/3244 or call 911. null