Shooting victim identified; suspected killer still sought

JONESBORO, Ark. – The 23-year-old who was shot and killed Friday morning, July 7, in Jonesboro, has been identified by police to the media.

Jonesboro police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting Friday morning as Dewayne Antoin Manning, 23. He was fatally shot outside a residence in the 400 block of North Bridge Street.

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in connection with the shooting and are seeking the suspect, Alex Rankin, 39, of Jonesboro, on a charge of first-degree murder.

Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 400 block of North Bridge shortly after 6:30 Friday morning and found that Manning 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 Rankin 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.

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Anyone with information may contact the Jonesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (870) 935-6710 or Crime Stoppers at 935-STOP (935-7867.)

Info and photos from JPD



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