From LaBelle, Florida for Hendry and Glades County and the Lake Okeechobee region. Don Browne, editor.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Belle Glade Man Charged With Murder In Hendry County
Freddie "Boo" Carter" Charged In Murder Of Charles Foster Jr.
CLEWISTON, FL. -- On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, Hendry County Investigators arrested and charged Freddie "Boo" Carter, of Belle Glade, in the shooting death of 26 year old Charles E. Foster, Jr.
Carter had been brought in for questioning Wednesday afternoon by Hendry investigators and was arrested and taken into custody following the interview.
On Sunday, May 1, 2011 at approximately 3:00 am, Hendry County Deputies received a call reporting several gunshots in the area of Harlem Academy Avenue in the eastern area of Clewiston, Florida. Hendry County Deputies responded to the area of 1019 Harlem Academy Avenue in Clewiston where they discovered the body of Charles E. Foster, Jr., laying in a vacant lot across from Thomas Diner.
Deputies also found 39 year old Samuel McKenzie laying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. Emergency Personnel who arrived on scene pronounced Foster deceased at the scene; McKenzie was airlifted to a local Trauma Center.
Circumstances involving the shooting are still under investigation. Carter was taken into custody and is currently being held on charges of Murder and Attempted Murder, and is currently being held without bond.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Investigator McVey at 863-674-5600 or Investigator Chris Buchhofer at 805-5000 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS(8477) and remain anonymous.