Details on Today’s Arkansas-side Murder Investigation


Texarkana Arkansas Police are currently investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting in Texarkana Arkansas. Police are searching for the suspect, one Justin Howard Petty, 35. If you have any information call TAPD at 903.798.3154 or CrimeStoppers at 903.794.STOP.

Press Release:

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at approximately 4:30pm, Officers with the Texarkana Arkansas
Police Department responded to 601 Fairview regarding complaints of shots fired in the area. While in
route to the call officers learned that the shots fired complaint had been upgraded to a shooting. When
officers arrived, they found Billy Ray Eddings, 31 years of age deceased in the yard of 601 Fairview.

Justin Petty, 35

Criminal Investigators were called to the scene and quickly gathered evidence and information
indicating Justin Howard Petty, a black male, 35years of age, is responsible for the homicide. An arrest
warrant has been issued and officers are currently searching for Petty.

Investigators continue their investigation. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged
to contact TAPD CID at (903) 798-3154 or CrimeStoppers at (903) 794-STOP.


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