Police & Fire

Arrest made in fatal shooting

By Joel Phelps
The Arkadelphian

Arkadelphia police have identified a man they say was connected to a shooting that left one person dead.

Police Chief  Jason “Shorty” Jackson announced Saturday that 34-year-old Patrick Turner, of Arkadelphia, was taken into custody Friday. 

Police also identified the person killed in Wednesday afternoon’s shooting as Juan Malone, 41, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Malone was dropped off at Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia’s emergency room suffering from fatal gunshot injuries.

Formal charges against Turner are pending and will be filed by the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. Jackson referred further requests of information to that office since the case is still under investigation.

Jackson offered this statement in regards to the incident: “The Arkadelphia Police Department would like to thank the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Group 6 Narcotics Enforcement, Arkansas State Police and Dallas County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.”