16-year-old arrested in Monday homicide

JONESBORO, Ark. – Jonesboro police have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with Monday morning’s shooting death of a Jonesboro woman.

The suspect, whose name police did not release, is expected to appear in court Tuesday for a probable cause hearing on a murder charge.

Police responded to a “shots heard” complaint in the 400 block of North Allis Street about 12:40 Monday morning, and upon arrival found Alicia Carr, 21, of Jonesboro, suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to a Jonesboro hospital, where she died later Monday morning.

Detectives collected a number of items of evidence and interviewed a number of witnesses in order to develop leads in the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about the case may contact lead detective Keri Varner at (870) 935-6710 or Crime Stoppers at 935-7867.

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