The sheriff of Lawrence County has confirmed a suspect is in custody after making threats that a school shooting would be happening in Walnut Ridge.
A press release from the Walnut Ridge Police Department says heavy police presences will be at schools in the area this week as investigations into the threat continue.
The shooting Wednesday night at the Chateau Apartments has become fatal.
20 year old Devontae Dewayne Fowler of Jonesboro, was struck by one of the shots and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and is in critical condition.
One NEA Report reader in chat said she heard as many as 16 shots. At least 13 evidence markers were counted by this reporter at the scene.
At least three different members of the Walnut Ridge City Council have expressed a desire to call a special meeting regarding the upsetting police video and subsequent cover up by the police chief and deputy prosecutor.
Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp reviewed the shocking footage of former Officer Matthew Mercado assaulting railroad worker Adam Finley the day it happened. He kept him on the force with a verbal warning for the “F” word.
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He also quit three jobs as a police officer within a span of about eight months – all three his only jobs in law enforcement to date, records show.
A murder was reported early Sunday in Izard County and authorities have a suspect in custody.