Police make an arrest, identify man who was shot

A street fight erupted in gunfire, authorities say

Police make an arrest, identify man who was shot
BOOKED: Christopher “Chris” Tyler, 26, one count each of aggravated assault and second-degree battery. (Source: Texarkana, Ark., Police Department)

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) — One man is in jail and another is hurting after a street fight erupted in gunfire.

It happened at 5 p.m. Monday in front of a house at Garland Avenue at East 36th Street in Texarkana, Ark.

McEntry Neal Jr., 20, was taken to the hospital for treatment of several gunshot wounds, police say.

And they have taken 26-year-old Christopher “Chris” Tyler into custody.

Detective Wayne Easley developed a lead that led to a residence on Broadmoor, where Tyler was arrested on one count each of aggravated assault and second-degree battery.

Preliminary investigation shows an altercation occurred in the street in the 3500 block of Garland then Neal was shot several times, allegedly by Tyler.

At last report, Neal was being treated at Christus St. Michael in Texarkana.

Authorities originally said they were on the hunt for at least two people, including the gunman, who allegedly were involved in what authorities called a drive-by shooting.

The condition of the victim is not immediately known.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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