Suspect in shooting surrenders to police Wednesday


A man accused of shooting another man early Sunday morning surrendered to police Wednesday.

Corey Henderson, 32, who was wanted for first-degree battery, turned himself in after police “put out the word we were looking for him,” said Lt. David Price, Pine Bluff Police Department spokesman.

Henderson is accused of shooting Deron Henderson, 36, after an alleged altercation on the parking lot of the Pine Terrace Apartments at 500 W. 27th Ave.

Price said Deron Henderson received two gunshot wounds to the leg.

The two men are not related.

A police report on the incident from Officer Kevin Kirk said he was sent to the Jefferson Regional Medical Center emergency room and spoke to Deron Henderson, who said he was on the south side of the apartment complex on the parking lot when he saw a female and made a comment that apparently upset Corey Hendrson.

Deron Henderson said he apologized to Corey Henderson about the comment but Corey Henderson pulled out a pistol and fired three or four times at Deron Henderson, but missed.

“I (Deron Hendrson) said to Corey Henderson, ‘will is you gonna hit me or not,’” Kirk quoted Deron Henderson as saying, adding that Corey Henderson then allegedly shot Deron Henderson in the leg.

Kirk said in the report that Detective Jerry Lambert arrived and the crime scene was not located because it was unclear if the shooting actually occurred at the apartment complex or at another location, Spikes Barber Shop at 7th Avenue and Ohio Street. Both locations were checked, but no crime scene or evidence was found.

Corey Henderson will be held at the adult detention center without bond pending a probable cause hearing in District Court.