A West Goshen, Pennsylvania man shot his GOP neighbor twice in the head and killed him late Monday night. Clayton Carter, an unhinged anti-Trump fanatic, shot his neighbor twice in the head on his neighbor’s property.
Clayton Carter has anti-Trump signs sprinkled on his lawn. He has a history of arguments with his neighbors.
The victim G. Brooks Jennings was murdered while his wife watched Clayton stand over her husband and shoot him in the head.
A man is under arrest, accused of killing his next door neighbor in West Goshen, Chester County.
Police have charged Clayton Carter, 51, in the shooting death of G. Brooks Jennings.
Shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, police responded to the 300 block of Box Elder Drive for a dispute between Carter and Jennings about cursing and video recording in the back yard. Police said they were able to resolve that dispute.
Then at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, police say the neighbors got into another dispute. Carter told police that Jennings shined a light into his eyes while he was outside. Carter then allegedly pulled a car onto his lawn, shining the high beams of the car on Jennings’ property.
Carter then allegedly retrieved a .380 semi-automatic handgun from his house and confronted the victim again outside.
Officials say Carter shot Jennings once in the head, knocking him to the ground. Carter then allegedly stood over Jennings’ body and shot him once more in the head.
The victim was on his own property, police said…
…Jennings’ wife allegedly heard the first gunshot, then saw Carter stand over her husband as he fired the second shot.
Police recovered two shell casings, the gun and a knife at the scene. One shell casing was located on Carter’s property. The second shell casing was found on the victim’s property, near Jennings’ body.
Carter has been charged with murder and related offenses, and is currently being held at the Chester County Prison.
Neighbor Brian Dougherty got emotional when speaking of Jennings.
“You don’t want to sound cliche, you see this on TV all the time, but he is probably the nicest, best guy I’ve ever met in my whole life. Really, seriously,” Dougherty said.
Police say Carter had disputes with a number of other neighbors, and even pulled a gun on Jennings during a past altercation.
Neighbors say Carter was a quarrelsome, argumentative man. Court records claim Carter had a history of disputes with multiple neighbors. His front yard was crowded with cars and hand lettered anti-Trump signs.
Clayton Carter is facing 1st degree murder, accused of shooting neighbor and Chesco GOP committeeman Brooks Jennings. @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/FDCqo0z7mE
— Jim Melwert (@JMelwert) August 8, 2017