BLACK: Police make arrest in connection to Pine Bluff shooting that left 2 dead, 2 more injured

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Police make arrest in connection to Pine Bluff shooting that left 2 dead, 2 more injured​



by: Cate Skinner

Posted: Mar 8, 2023 / 07:13 AM CST

Updated: Mar 8, 2023 / 11:02 AM CST



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PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Police in Pine Bluff arrested a 21-year-old man Wednesday in connection to a deadly Tuesday night shooting.
Officials with the Pine Bluff Police Department said Kavon Bledsoe was taken into custody in connection to the shooting that left two people dead and two others injured.
Bledsoe has been booked on two counts of capital murder, two counts of battery in the first degree, on count of terroristic act and one count of tampering with evidence.
Authorities said officers responded to reports of shots fired at Sunset Village Apartments at 2611 W. 34th Street Tuesday just before 9:00 p.m.

According to police, when officers arrived at the parking lot, they found one woman in the front seat of a gray car and another young woman and teen boy in the back seat, all with gunshot wounds. Both victims in the backseat were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the woman in the front seat was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, noting that her condition is unknown at this time. Police said another man fled the scene and was found about a block away with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
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Investigators identified the body of the young woman found in the car as 18-year-old Asharray Thomas of Pine Bluff. They added the boy found in the car was a 16-year-old also from Pine Bluff but did not provide a name for him.
Both victims will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for autopsy to establish official cause and manner of death.
These killings marked the fifth and sixth homicides of 2023 in Pine Bluff.
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Bledsoe is being held in the Jefferson County jail, but no information on bond was listed by the jail. According to police, detectives are still looking for at least three more suspects.
Anyone with information is asked by police to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2096, the tip line at 870-730-2106 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.
 
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