Police Release New Details on Shooting in Fort Smith


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFTA) — Police have released new details in the search for a suspect who shot a Fort Smith man on Friday afternoon. 

The man, who was not identified by Fort Smith police, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from Mercy Hospital. 

Sgt. Wendall Sampson with the Fort Smith Police Department said at approximately 4:30 p.m., a shooting was reported at 5206 South 28th St.

Shortly afterwards, a “black male with a goatee approximately 5’6″ in an orange fleece and blue jeans” was seen running away from the residence, according to police. 

The victim told police his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend came by and a small argument began as he was banned from the property. After the man left, a black man knocked on the door and an argument ensued between he and the victim. 

According to the victim’s statement, it was at this time that the suspect produced a firearm and the victim moved toward him. One round was fired through the victim’s left upper leg. 

Witnesses confirmed the victim’s story. 

Police are still searching for the suspect. 

If you have any information, call Fort Smith police at 479-709-5100 or email info@fortsmithpd.org. 

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