Altercation between two around 9:30 a.m. Sunday
JONESBORO, Ark. – An altercation led to a man shooting another as he fled Sunday morning in downtown Jonesboro, a press release from JPD said.
The Jonesboro Police Department continued investigating a call of shots fired, the release said, which was sent out to media outlets shortly after noon on Sunday. At approximately 9:30 am on Sunday, November 19, 2017, officers were called to the area of the 200 Block of South Main Street in response to two adult male subjects who were fighting each other.
One of the subjects involved presented a firearm and shot multiple times at the other subject as he attempted to run away, police said. The subject that ran was struck in the leg and has non-life-threatening injuries.
Police Officers arrived on scene quickly and were able to locate and arrest the suspected shooter who is now in custody at the Craighead County Detention Center. The release did not name the alleged shooter.
The shooting victim was transported by ambulance from the scene to a local hospital where he is receiving medical attention for his injuries, the release concluded.
On the Craighead County Detention Center inmate roster, only one suspect shows as being booked after 9:30 am Sunday morning. Although it is not yet officially known from police as to the specific accusation, Nakia O’neal Miller, 42, of Jonesboro, was booked at 11:45 a.m. Sunday morning on a felony charge of first degree battery.
Arkansas law defines battery in the first as the following.
5-13-201. Battery in the first degree.
(a) A person commits battery in the first degree if:
(1) With the purpose of causing serious physical injury to another person, the person causes serious physical injury to any person by means of a deadly weapon;
(2) With the purpose of seriously and permanently disfiguring another person or of destroying, amputating, or permanently disabling a member or organ of that other person’s body, the person causes such an injury to any person;
(3) The person causes serious physical injury to another person under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life;