Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 30176
Incident Date: 7/26/1998
Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to 25 years to life
Officer Gerard Carter died after being shot while looking for a juvenile for whom he had a warrant.
Officer Carter and his partner were sitting in a marked police van outside of a housing project when the suspect approached them and shot him in the temple. Officer Carter's partner was able to return fire, but did not hit the suspect.
The 18 year-old suspect was caught the next day after a standoff, and was later sentenced to 25 years to life following a plea agreement. He will be eligible for parole in 2023.
Officer Carter died on July 31, 1998 after being in a medically induced coma following the shooting.
Officer Carter had served for five years with the New York City Police Department and is survived by one child.