Police name alleged gunman, victim in fatal overnight shooting

Police name alleged gunman, victim in fatal overnight shooting

TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - The Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department has named the young woman shot to death and the person they believe is responsible.

Officers were called just after 12:30 a.m. at the Village Park South Apartments on East Street. The apartment complex is located directly across the street from the Miller County Detention Center.

Jaqualyn Paxton, 18, died at a Texarkana hospital following an altercation where she was shot. Police say friends brought her to the hospital following the incident.

The suspect, Markelle Davis, 19 was found by officers shortly after leaving the scene.

Davis is charged with first-degree murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

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