UPDATE: Suspect shot at victims, left scene of accident after fight, report says

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – A police report released Monday by the Jonesboro Police Department detailed a scary encounter at an intersection Saturday in Jonesboro.

A significant update on what happened was provided by police on Tuesday (see below).

At about 5:23 PM on January 7 near the intersection of Grant Avenue and Caraway Road, some sort of incident took place where an accident occurred. Based on the few details released, it wasn’t completely clear what happened but police were first dispatched in reference to a fist fight occurring.

Police arrived to make contact with two victims, a male and female in their early 20s. The male had blood on his left jaw due to being punched by the suspect(s), the report said. He was treated at a local hospital for his injuries.

At some point during the incident, the report states a suspect shot at the victims. A bullet hole was seen by police in the rear driver side door panel of the victims’ vehicle.

Two male and two female black/African American suspects were listed in the report but no other suspect details were listed or visible.

The suspects face charges including felony leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated assault, and misdemeanor battery.

The majority of the report including the investigative narrative was masked in the version released to the public on Monday.

UPDATE: On Tuesday, police released the following narrative to NEA Report:

Victim 2 advised he had picked Victim #1 up from her job at Wal-Mart at approx 4:00pm  They left Wal-Mart eastbound on Grant St. approaching the stop sign near Caraway Rd.    The suspect vehicle pulled out of Little Ceasars cutting Victim #2 off.   Victim #2 honked his horn and yelled at Suspect #1 (Unknown).   Victim #2 and a suspect exited their vehicles.   A suspect struck Victim #2 before they both got back in their vehicles.   Both vehicles began traveling south on Caraway towards I-555.  Both vehicles began traveling north on I-555 passing each other.   During this time, the Suspect #1 (Unknown) rammed  Victim #2’s car in the rear.  The suspect vehicle drove up on the driver’s side of Victim #2 and fired approx 3 shots.   Victim #2 slowed down to allow the suspect vehicle to pass.   Victim #2 followed the suspect vehicle and exited onto Alexander and began traveling south on Southwest Dr.    Victim #1 stated the suspect vehicle pulled into the gas station at the intersection of Southwest and Parker.   Victim #2 turned east onto Parker Rd.

We are currently retrieving video to aid in the identification process. This case is still an active investigation. – Sally Smith, the Jonesboro Police Department

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