Wednesday incident determined to be shooting-suicide


Pine Bluff police have determined that a Wednesday shooting that left one person dead and another injured resulted from the man shooting his wife before turning the gun on himself.

The woman, Treva Adair, 39, remained in the hospital Thursday evening, said Capt. Greg Shapiro, spokesman for the Pine Bluff Police Department.

Her injuries have been described by police as life-threatening.

The death of Tyrone Adair, 43, has been ruled a suicide, Shapiro said in a press release. Police are not seeking any suspects in connection with the incident.

“Officers had to force entry into the apartment because it was locked from the inside,” Shapiro said in the release. “A handgun was found with Mr. Adair. No arrests are forthcoming. We have no evidence to suggest anyone else was inside the apartment at the time of the shooting.”

Police arrived at the Parkview Apartments at 300 W. 13th Ave. at 3:32 a.m. Wednesday. After getting inside the apartment, police found Tyrone Adair dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and Treva Adair suffering from three gunshot wounds.

Treva Adair tried to call 9-1-1 prior to being shot and did so after she was injured, but was unable to come to the door when police arrived, according to the press release.

Treva Adair was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment. She was taken to surgery immediately after she arrived at the hospital, Shaprio said Wednesday afternoon.

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.

The death of Tyrone Adair 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., with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was killed following an apparent robbery of the store. No one has been arrested in that incident.