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According to court documents, the man accused in the shooting death of his neighbor this week had a violent history. According to District Attorney Tom Hogan, Clayton Carter shot and killed his next-door neighbor Brooks Jennings after a long-running feud. The nature of that feud isn’t specifically clear, but the violent behaviors exhibited by Carter have been documented by police. This year alone, police say their department has been called to resolve disputes between the two men on eight occasions. And, in the summer of 1998, Carter rammed his pickup truck into the front door of the house where he resided until this week’s murder. He had been arrested and charged with criminal trespass. After shooting Jennings in the head twice early Tuesday morning, Carter claimed that Jennings had threatened him with a knife. Police say he had no injuries. Carter did not render aid or call police after shooting Jennings. He has been charged with murder and related offenses and remanded to Chester County Prison.