One dead, one wounded in Wednesday morning shooting


A Pine Bluff man was found shot to death in an apartment early Wednesday morning and a second person was taken to the hospital with what were described as “life threatening injuries.”

Capt. Greg Shapiro said when officers arrived at the Parkview Apartments at 300 W. 13th Ave. at 3:32 a.m., they had to force their way into an apartment where they found Tyrone Adair, 43, dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Treva Adair, 39, was also found in the apartment with apparent gunshot wounds and was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment. Shapiro said Wednesday afternoon that Treva Adair was taken to surgery immediately after she arrived at the hospital and was still in serious condition.

He said she was the one who called 9-1-1 to report that she had been shot, but was unable to get to the door of the apartment to let the officers in because of her wounds.

Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley said Chief Deputy Coroner David Westbrook pronounced Tyrone Adair dead at the scene at 4:25 a.m. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Shapiro said an investigation into the shooting is continuing and no arrests have been made.

The death of Tyrone Adair as the result of a gunshot wound was the first gun related death in almost a month. On Sept. 25, police found the body of Mohammad Islam, 26, a clerk at the Big Red Food Mart at 2401 E. Sixth Ave. dead of multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was killed following an apparent robbery of the store.

No suspects have been identified in that death and a reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information should contact the Detective Division at 730-2090 and all calls will be kept confidential. Anonymous tips may also be sent to the police department website at www.pbpd.org or through their Facebook page. To text a tip to Detectives, text 274637, then put “PBPD” with the message.