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Jonesboro Police Respond to Homicide


Update as of 5:20pm January 1, 2018

Afternoon shooting is now classified as a homicide. Detectives are still sorting through evidence, as more information becomes available we let you know.

UPDATE: Jonesboro Police Department have identified the suspect as 29-year-old Markus Gentry of Blythville. There is a warrant out for his arrest.

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(Jonesboro AR) On January 1, 2019 at around 1:30 pm officers of the Jonesboro Police Department were called to 1120 W Huntington in reference to a shooting. When the officers arrived they rendered medical aid to the victim. The victim was then transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was being taken into surgery.

Information at the scene described a black male driving a small silver passenger car leaving the shooting scene.

Detectives are still on the scene, collecting evidence. Anyone with information in regard to this incident is encouraged to call 870-935-7867 Crime Stoppers to give an anonymous tip.

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