Pine Bluff Police officers, a detective and a crime scene technician inspect a truck for bullet holes and other evidence after a shooting Wednesday afternoon. The truck was driven to the parking lot of Blake Street Muffler at 8th and Blake streets by a person who said he had been shot near 6th Avenue and Apple Street. According to a bystander, the driver of the truck pulled into the lot and asked for help and said he had been shot and his truck was leaking antifreeze. The victim was transported by ambulance to Jefferson Regional Medical Center. (Special to The Commercial/Mike Adam)
The Pine Bluff Police Department reports that a man was taken into custody after turning himself in earlier Wednesday evening in connection with the ongoing investigation into a shooting incident.
A reported shooting near Sixth Avenue and Apple Street at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday sent one person to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
PBPD Public Information Officer Lt. JoAnn Bates said that two men responding to a Craigslist advertisement offering wheel rims for sale apparently intended to forcibly take the items from the would-be seller.
Bates said that in the ensuing altercation one man was shot in the head, but the injury appears to be non-life threatening. The victim was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center. His identity was not immediately available.
The PBPD had been searching for a vehicle involved in the shooting.