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Police issue warrants for suspects in shooting that killed man, injured child in Texarkana, Arkansas

by Gazette Staff | March 24, 2023 at 4:13 p.m.
Police are looking for four suspects in a shooting that killed one man and wounded a child Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Texarkana, Ark. The wanted men are, from left, Kolby Hemphill, Tamarion McCoy, Chris Tyler and Daequeon Williams.

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Police have felony arrest warrants for four suspects in the recent shooting at a block party that left a man dead and a child wounded.

Daequeon "Quando" Williams, Tamarion McCoy, Chris Tyler and Kolby Hemphill are wanted on charges of murder and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

TAPD has made attempts to locate and contact the men but have not been able to find them, public information officer Cpl. Les Munn said.

"We are encouraging and asking these subjects to turn themselves in to any police officer or go to the Bi-State Justice Center. If anyone knows the location of these subjects, please call 911," Munn said.

The shooting happened March 19 at Pinehurst and Grove streets.

Michael Clark, 24, died of his injuries at CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital. The child was shot in the leg, but it was a non-life-threatening injury.

Patrol officers were dispatched to Grove and Pinehurst after receiving a traffic complaint. Officers observed between 60 to 100 cars that were lined up on the streets in both traffic lanes due to a community event in the neighborhood.

Police were monitoring traffic in the area when they heard gunshots about 8:08 p.m. near the intersection of Grove and Pinehurst. At the same time, 911 dispatchers began receiving calls about gunfire.

At 8:13 p.m., 911 calls were made about a vehicle accident at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Hazel Street. The accident reportedly involved some of the people at the shooting scene.

The people in the accident were transporting a 6-year-old child who had been struck in the leg by a bullet at the scene of the shooting The child was taken by another person from the crash scene to a local hospital, and later transferred to a Little Rock hospital for further treatment.

About an hour later, at 9:25 p.m., CHRISTUS St. Michael called police to report a male who was in the emergency room with a gunshot wound.

The man was identified as Clark, who later died.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 903-798-3154, or to email Detective Dakota Easley at [email protected]

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