Police seeking shooting suspect


Pine Bluff police have identified a suspect in a shooting incident Friday morning in the central part of the city.

Joseph Byrd, a 26-year-old male, allegedly shot Eddie Ringo in the head in what was believed to be an attempted robbery, Officer Richard Wegner said.

Ringo said he was shot from behind by Byrd, who also went through his pockets before leaving the 800 block of West 28th Avenue where the incident occurred, according to a police press release.

Wegner said Ringo was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he was treated for what was described as “non-life threatening injuries.”

Anyone with information about Byrd is asked to contact the detective division at 730-2090 or the dispatch center at 541-5300. All calls will be kept confidential.