earl carter

February 13, 2017

On December 26, 2012, Earl Gregory Carter Jr. waited with friends for a ride outside his mother’s home on W. 25th Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Earl was home from college for the holidays and enjoying time with family and friends before he was to head back to Tallahassee to continue his studies to become a pharmacy tech.

Witnesses stated that a young man from the neighborhood walked up to the group to talk. An unknown car pulled up a short time later and opened fire on the group, possibly targeting the young man that had just shown up. Earl was the only person hit by gunfire during the drive-by shooting. Earl Cater Jr. died the next day. Despite a number of witnesses at the scene, no one has been identified as the killer.

Earl’s family has struggled for over 4 years now, hoping and waiting for answers that so far haven’t come. The family and investigators with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office are asking the public for assistance in solving this case.

If you have any information on the unsolved murder of Earl Carter Jr, please call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward, call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.


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