Police say father shot son in Northeast Baltimore argument

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A man has been arrested in the shooting of his 33-year-old son in Northeast Baltimore early Monday morning, after police said they determined that the son had given a false account of how he was wounded.

Larry Grafton Carter, 57, of the 1200 block of Rossiter Ave. was in police custody shortly after noon Monday, about 12 hours after police were called to his home, said Sgt. Anthony Smith, a police spokesman.

Just after midnight, police found Carter's son wounded at the home. He told police he was taking out the trash when he heard two shots and was hit in the arm before fleeing inside, Smith said.

Police said their investigation showed that was not the case, and that Carter and his son were inside Carter's apartment when they "became engaged in a heated argument that became violent."

Smith said he did not know whether the victim had changed his story or whether detectives came to the conclusion for some other reason.

The son was in good condition Monday, Smith said.

A man contacted at the Carter residence declined to be interviewed.

The shooting continued a string of violence in the city over the weekend.

On Sunday night, two men, ages 20 and 22, were shot in the city's Cherry Hill neighborhood. Police began investigating the shooting, which occurred in the 700 block of Cherry Hill Road, after both men walked into nearby Harbor Hospital for treatment about 9 p.m. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Overall, five people were killed in Baltimore over the weekend, including Sean Rhodes, 25, of Franklin Square, who was one of three people shot early Sunday at the after-hours club Ras-a-Ter International Restaurant and Club at 2103 W. North Ave., police said. Police had previously said Rhodes was from Glen Burnie.

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