MARIANNA, Ark. – A press release said two juveniles were wounded by gunfire last night (Thursday, August 13th) about 10:30 near the intersection of Main and Alabama Street in downtown Marianna. Local law enforcement authorities have requested the Arkansas State Police lead the investigation.
Martin Davis, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene. Cameron Ryder, 16, was transported to a Memphis hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Both were identified as being from Helena – West Helena.
Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are continuing their work in the investigation and are attempting to locate two suspects who were with Davis and Ryder outside a Marianna business shortly before the shooting occurred.
Davis’ body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for purposes of an autopsy and determination of the manner and cause of death.