UPDATE 7PM 02/20/2017 FROM BENTON PD
Officers have recovered the black Camaro suspected in the shooting incident. Detectives have located a victim and one other party involved. The white GMC double-cab truck is still being sought.
UPDATE 5:26PM 02/20/2017 FROM BENTON PD:
About 2:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to the parking lot of Academy Sports + Outdoors, 20790 Interstate 30, for a report of a shooting incident. The suspects fled the area in a newer model black Camaro and white GMC double-cab pickup truck. Evidence gathered at the scene by Benton detectives indicated at least one person may have sustained a wound during the altercation. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the described vehicles or suspect information is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip. A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play. Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Follow BNPD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Benton-Police-Department/2218291745608
According to the Benton Police Department’s Instagram account, there has been a shooting in the parking lot of Academy Sports and Outdoor, in the Hurricane Creek Village Shopping Center in Benton.
The suspect vehicles are a dark gray or black Camaro with chrome wheels and tinted windows and a white GMC Sierra with club cab. Investigators are on the scene. The Benton PD says the public should avoid the area until further notice.
Benton Officer Quinton Jackson stated that shots were fired in an altercation and there have been no robberies in the area.
Here’s video from the Benton Police Department Facebook page:
An anonymous source who works nearby said the Benton PD has the corner of the parking lot roped off, there are lots of shell casings on the ground and officers are question lots of people.
If you have any information on this incident, you should contact Benton PD at 501-776-5948 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or after hours at 501-778-1171 or by sending us an anonymous Text-A-Tip (info on picture) or send us a tip on our official Benton Police Department app that you can download for FREE on the Apple/Android stores (iTunes and Google Play).
PLEASE ADVISE: A shooting incident has occurred at the Academy Sports parking lot. Investigators are investigating at this time. Please avoid this area until further notice. Any information please contact Benton PD at 501-776-5948 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or after hours at 501-778-1171 or by sending us an anonymous Text-A-Tip (info on picture) or send us a tip on our official Benton Police Department app that you can download for FREE on the Apple/Android stores (iTunes and Google Play).