One killed, three injured in shooting at neighborhood reunion

Pine Bluff police are investigating a Saturday night shooting at a neighborhood reunion on the west side of the city that left a Sheridan man dead and three others wounded.

Cedric Ginger, 21, was pronounced dead at 12:27 a.m. by hospital physician, according to a press release from department spokesman Lt. David Price.

Injured and in stable condition, with non-life threatening injuries, are: Leroy Ginger, 46, of Sheridan, father of the deceased; Kevin Ginger, 36, of Sheridan, uncle of the deceased; and Eric Briggs, 40, of Star City, no relation to the deceased.

Police are questioning Darius Jamar Bryant, 25, as a suspect in the incident.

“Detectives are still investigating this case and it is not known if Bryant will remain a suspect until the investigation is concluded,” Price said in the press release.

Police were called at about 11:26 p.m. the area of Third Avenue and Redbud Street in reference to the incident. When they arrived, they found four male victims had been shot. All of the victims were transported to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for treatment, where Cedric Ginger later died.

All of the victims were at a neighborhood reunion that was being held at that location and there was a large group of people present when the shooting took place, Price said in the release. The shooting began on the northwest corner of the intersection in a grassy lot.

The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. This was the ninth murder inside the city limits of Pine Bluff for 2014. Countywide, there have been 11 homicides so far this year.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.

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