Police help deescalate early morning shooting incident in Fayetteville

Northwest Arkansas News


Martin Bemberg was arrested after police obtained a warrant for one count of Aggrivated Assault on a Family / Household member.

Bemberg surrendered nearly seven and a half hours after the initial report.

When police entered the apartment they found six bullet holes and six shell casings.

Three of the shots were determined to have been fired into the ceiling, two penetrated neighboring apartments, and one struck an exterior wall of the apartment.

Bemberg was additionally arrested for one count of Terroristic Act.


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Fayetteville Police Department responded to an early morning shooting call that resulted in a peaceful resolution Friday.

Officers responded around 4 a.m. to the 600 block of N. Whitham Avenue, about two blocks north of the University of Arkansas campus, in reference to a domestic disturbance with a report of shots fired.

Once on the scene, police found the suspect alone inside a home and appeared to be in mental distress, according to Sgt. Tony Murphy with Fayetteville Police.

A neighbor told KNWA/FOX24 they heard 3 to 4 shots around 4 a.m.

“Police officers did not escalate the situation and worked with the suspect’s family and friends to come to a peaceful resolution. The suspect was taken into custody,” Murphy said.

No injuries were reported.

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