- Associated Press - Sunday, November 20, 2016

SALEM, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say two police officers who happened to witness a fatal shooting were able to capture the suspect after a foot chase.

Salem police say 33-year-old city resident Paul Carter faces murder, weapons and drug distribution charges stemming from Saturday night’s shooting. His bail was set at $500,000 and it wasn’t known Sunday if he’s retained an attorney.

Authorities say the officers were on routine patrol when they saw two men standing on a street corner around 10 p.m. They then saw gunfire and one of the men fall to the ground while the other ran off.

Carter was soon captured in the backyard of home.

The shooting victim, a 33-year-old Elmer man, was taken to a hospital but died there a short time later.

A motive remains under investigation.


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