|Death: ||Jul. 15, 2012|
Staff Sgt. US Marine Corps
HAMPTON CO., SC (WTOC)- Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort has released the name of a marine who was shot in his Hampton County home early Sunday morning.
Staff Sgt. Jerome H. Carter was an active duty marine assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. He died Sunday morning at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital emergency room in Charleston. He had enlisted on June 28, 1996.
The Hampton County Sheriff's Office said that at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Tamika Carter called 911, stating her estranged husband, Jerome Carter, 34, who was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, was trying to force his way into the house.
While deputies were responding to the call, they were told a shooting took place at that same home. They say Tamika's boyfriend, Tusvon Russell, 26, was the shooter and took off in a car. They located Russell not far from the home.
The Hampton County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate. Naval Criminal Investigative Service has also been notified of the fatal shooting, according to MCAS.
Carter had served as an aircraft maintenance administration specialist and Naval aviation logistics command management information system application administration analyst with MALS-31, according to MCAS. He had been deployed to Kuwait in support of operations Iraqi Freedom, Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom. He had earned these awards over his 16-year career: Marine Corps good conduct medal, Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal, Kosovo campaign medal, Navy meritorious unit commendation, presidential unit citation-Navy and Navy unit commendation.
"My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Staff Sergeant Carter. My hope is that they find comfort knowing Staff Sergeant Carter touched the lives of countless Marines and Sailors, was well respected by all who knew him, and simply put, made a difference. He served his Nation honorably and will be missed," said Lt. Col. William Gray, MALS-31commanding officer, in a statement.
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