Shooting in Texarkana leaves one dead; suspect identified

Shooting in Texarkana leaves one dead; suspect identified
Justin Howard Petty, 31. (Source: TPD)

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) - A shooting in a residential area of Texarkana has left one person dead.

Police arrived at 601 Fairview Street around 4:30 p.m. after reports of shots being fired in the area.

Upon arrival, officers discovered Billy Ray Eddings, 31, dead in the yard of the home.

Criminal Investigators gathered evidence indicating Justin Howard Petty, 35, was responsible for the homicide. Officers have issued an arrest warrant and are currently on the lookout for Petty.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact TAPD CID at (903) 798-3154 or CrimeStoppers at (903) 794-STOP.

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