JONESBORO, Ark. – Jonesboro police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in connection with a shooting that claimed the life of Jonesboro man early Friday morning.
Officers responded to shots fired call in the 400 block of North Bridge shortly after 6:30 Friday morning and found that a man had been shot. The victim was administered aid and transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.
Officers had responded to a shots-fired complaint in the same area Thursday night, but no one was struck by gunfire and no one was arrested.
Through investigation Friday morning, officers identified Alex Rankin, 39, as a suspect in the slaying. Police searched a nearby house on Allen Street where they believed the suspect had fled, but he was not located there.
Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Rankin on a charge of first-degree murder and are officers attempting to locate and arrest him.
UPDATE – 9 p.m. Friday
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