19-year-old shot in Texarkana, Ark.; arrest made

Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 7:25 PM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) — An arrest has been made in a Texarkana, Ark. shooting that sent a teenager to the hospital.

Zion Fricks, 23, was charged with a warrant that was issued before the shooting - theft by receiving of a firearm. He’s also facing charges related to the shooting investigation for second-degree battery and criminal use of a prohibited weapon.

Authorities said they got a call about gunfire about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Responding officers then found the wounded 19-year-old Texarkana, Ark., resident in a front yard in the 3600 block of Bann Avenue. His wounds did not appear to be life-threatening.

Officials say Frick was accompanied by the victim and four others into the garage of the residence, when he fired the gun and struck one of the men.

Detectives obtained a search warrant or evidence related to the crime and located five weapons, one of which was altered and illegal to possess.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. If you have any information related to the shooting, please call (903) 793-7876 or (903) 798-3154.