Arkansas EMT arrested in Texarkana after allegedly shooting co-worker in Little Rock
Online records show that Peña-Romero’s wife filed for divorce Aug. 11
TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) — An EMT suspected of shooting a co-worker in Little Rock, Ark., was arrested hours later in Texarkana, Ark., authorities say.
Arkansas State Police (ASP) Troops A and G and Texarkana police took 23-year-old Omar Peña-Romero into custody after stopping him at mile marker 4 on Interstate 30 in Texarkana at 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 19).
He is charged with one count each of first-degree domestic battery, violating a no-contact order and unauthorized use of another person’s property to facilitate a crime.
Peña-Romero was wanted by Little Rock police in connection with the shooting of a Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) employee in downtown Little Rock, ASP reports. The worker was shot about 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of MEMS Station 1 on 7th Street. She was taken to a Little Rock hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries and remained in critical condition Sunday (Aug. 20).
Peña-Romero has been transported to central Arkansas and transferred to the custody of Little Rock police. He remains in Pulaski County Regional Detention Center.
Online records show that Peña-Romero has been employed as an EMT for MEMS since March 2021 and that his wife filed for divorce Aug. 11.
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