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JONESBORO, Ark. – A fatal New Year’s Day shooting claimed the life of a man in Jonesboro and the police have the suspected shooter in custody.
Sgt. Lyle Waterworth tells NEA Report the incident took place on West Huntington Avenue at the 1100-block. That’s where Big Unk’s Barber Shop is at. The entire incident took place inside.
One person was fatally injured. He later died in surgery. The press was notified of his passing at 5:21 PM. His name has not yet been released.
The investigation is now a homicide case.
Information gathered at the scene has led to an arrest warrant be issued. The suspect in the shooting was been identified as Markus Gentry, 29 of Blytheville. He was believed to be driving in a silver passenger car. Gentry was arrested at about 8:30 PM without incident, Waterworth later told NEA Report.
“We believe we have the person responsible for the shooting in custody and believe at this time that he was the only one to enter the business,” Waterworth said. ” We will continue to investigate the possibility that others could be involved.”
If you can help police, 870-935-STOP. You can make anonymous tips.
Photos posted to the suspect’s Facebook profile early Tuesday morning around 5 AM showed the man posing with a pistol and body armor. The photos were deleted before he was reported arrested. We screenshotted them before they could be deleted.