A 22-year-old woman was shot dead early Tuesday morning after she allegedly tried to rob a man.
Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley identified the victim as Teshara Banister, who was pronounced dead at 28th Avenue and Orange Street at 2:07 a.m. by Chief Deputy Coroner David Westbrook.
The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body, and Kelley said the body was released to the State Medical Examiner’s Office at about 8 a.m. for an autopsy. Pine Bluff Police are continuing an investigation into the shooting death.
Police reported they were sent to the 2600 block of West 28th Avenue at 1:39 a.m. to investigate a reported robbery.
Ryan Bishop, 20, told officers a woman later identified as Banister had jumped into his truck armed with a gun and robbed him of his wallet.
Bishop said the woman forced him to drive to the Automatic Teller Machine at Simmons First National Bank in the Oak Park Village Shopping Center where he was ordered to withdraw money.
Police said Bishop told them he and the woman fought over the gun and during the struggle, she was shot in the upper body.
An investigation into the incident is continuing and no charges have been filed at this point.
The slaying was the 13th of the year in Jefferson County and the 12th inside the Pine Bluff city limits.