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Alleged accomplice facing robbery charge

Jamarkis Javon Carter

– A Fort Wayne man is accused of playing a role in a shooting that left one injured at an apartment complex this month.

Jamarkis Javon Carter, 20, was charged Tuesday with felony robbery.

Investigators allege that Carter helped an unidentified gunman rob a man Feb. 13 at a unit at Centennial Townhomes, near Lafayette Street and South Anthony Boulevard.

According to Allen Superior Court documents, the incident left Virshawn Lewis with gunshot wounds to his arm, wrist, abdominal area and thigh.

Carter told detectives he was with Lewis when the shooting happened and that he was a victim, court documents say.

While inside an apartment, according to Carter, a man with a gun ordered Lewis and him to the ground, began patting them down for their money and then left the room.

Lewis tried to flee the apartment, Carter said in the court documents.

Lewis apparently made it to a tan Oldsmobile and began to drive away, but not before the gunman also came outside and began firing shots at the car.

The car crashed into a snow bank, court documents said.

When reviewing surveillance video, Carter’s story came apart, according to the court documents.

The video shows Carter leaving the apartment after the shooting “without duress” and getting into a car driven by the gunman, court documents said.

A warrant has been issued for Carter’s arrest. He had not been arrested Tuesday.