Jonesboro resident killed in Marianna shooting

MARIANNA, Ark. – One person is dead and four injured after a shooting in Marianna, a press release from Arkansas State Police said Sunday. Below is the full release:

Marianna Police Department has asked the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to investigate a shooting that occurred Saturday, May 27, 2023.

At approximately 11 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting in the parking lot of the O’Reilly Auto Parts on Chestnut Street. 

Olanda Bender, 37, of Jonesboro was transported to Forrest City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.  

Tracy Ewans, 36, of Little Rock was transported to Forrest City Medical Center and then airlifted to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock (UAMS). She is in critical condition.

Jerome Smith, 31, of Little Rock was airlifted to the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. His condition is unknown.

Markel Ellis, 27, of Lexa was transported to Helena Regional Medical Center and then airlifted to UAMS. He is in critical condition.

Jaquasia Davis, 20, of Marianna was airlifted to UAMS, where she is in critical condition.

The deceased was transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, where manner and cause of death will be determined. The investigation is ongoing.

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