Arrest made in deadly Jonesboro shooting

A shooting on August 14 turned into a murder investigation when the victim died. Now, a suspect is in custody.

The Jonesboro Police Department were on scene of a shooting late Sunday, August 14, in the 1000 block of Ferrell, a media release posted to Facebook said. Around 8:06pm on August 14th, dispatch was notified of a shooting in the 1000 block of Ferrell Drive in West Jonesboro. When officers arrived, they discovered 19-year-old Madison Deshun Wilfong suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

At about 5:15 PM Wednesday, members of the United States Marshals Service Eastern Arkansas Fugitive Task Force and the Jonesboro Police Departments Street Crimes Unit developed information that a suspect in the August 14th murder was at a residence in Jonesboro.

EATF and SCU members then attempted to locate the person of interest and after several minutes of knocking, the 17 year old male suspect exited the front door of the residence with his hands up and was taken into custody without incident, JPD said in a social media post.



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