Suspects arrested after 2 men shot in Fort Smith


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: Simon Plank was arrested today in Pocahontas on his outstanding warrant, according to the Fort Smith Police Department.

There is no new information regarding the conditions of the victims.

Simon Plank

The investigation is ongoing. More information will be released at the investigation’s conclusion.

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection to the incident.


According to a release from the Fort Smith Police Department, Devon Kimbley has been arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm.

The investigation is still ongoing.

The release states detectives need to speak to Simon Plank regarding the incident.

According to police, Plank has an active warrant for aggravated robbery. 

The FSPD asks that if you have any information that can be of assistance, please call the department at 479-709-5100.

Original Story:

Two men suffering from gunshot wounds are in serious condition in Fort Smith on Friday.

According to a release from the Fort Smith Police Department, officers responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 4600 block of South P Street at around 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 15.

Arriving officers discovered a 21-year-old man with a single gunshot wound, who was taken to a local hospital for surgery.

According to police, while en route, officers were notified of a second gunshot victim “left by private vehicle” at a local hospital emergency room. The 18-year-old man was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say both men remain in serious condition.

It is unclear at this time if the shootings are connected.

According to the Fort Smith Police Department, detectives are interviewing witnesses and will release more information as the investigation develops.

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