Patrolman Roger Dale Carter

Patrolman Roger Dale Carter

Kannapolis Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 31, 1993

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Roger Dale Carter

Patrolman Roger Carter was shot and killed after being dispatched to a residence on Nance Street after a man called the police claiming to turn himself in on outstanding warrants.

When Patrolman Carter arrived at the scene the suspect ambushed him in the driveway with a rifle, shooting him eight times.

The suspect then walked down the street and committed suicide.

Patrolman Carter had served in law enforcement for four years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

ambush, warrant service

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Who was the gunman's driver/ride to the PD to turn himself in for the outstanding warrant?
I believe there's a lot of unanswered questions about that night due to the simple fact both families were in shock from this random act of violence in the quiet city of Kannapolis NC. If there's evidence of any kind, why wouldn't the PD have done further questioning/investigation regarding this senseless crime that left two local men dead on the cold night of December 31,1993?

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