The Texarkana Arkansas Police are investigating an incident at Smith Keys Apartment Complex that left two people with gunshot wounds. Multiple arrests are expected to be made.
We first saw reports of an incident on the Facebook Group Texarkana Worldstar and made multiple requests to the Public Information Officer with TAPD for information, and got no response. A press release was issued just before 2pm today by Lt. Todd Harness.
On Tuesday, 08-09-16, at approximately 1900 hours, officers assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division responded to the apartment complex located at 3302 Washington Street (Texarkana, Arkansas) in reference to a report of a physical altercation involving two women. Information led officers to believe the altercation was a result of a domestic dispute over a man, and as this dispute began to unfold, one of the women involved contacted her family members who reside in Shreveport, Louisiana in an effort to arrange transportation from the scene.
When the family members arrived at the apartment complex at approximately 2135 hours, the dispute reignited, and two individuals—whom officers believe are family members of one of the dispute’s participants—exited a vehicle armed with unknown types of firearms and fired multiple rounds of ammunition in the direction of parked cars where other people had gathered in the wake of the commotion. As a result of this episode, two people were struck by bullets, victims who were subsequently treated and released from a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
This case remains under investigation, and multiple arrests for violations of the following offenses are anticipated: battery; aggravated assault; and terroristic act. Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3130. Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.