SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Springdale man is in custody and faces an attempted capital murder charge after an early morning weekend shooting that left a teenage boy hospitalized.
According to a report from the Springdale Police Department, officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a shooting in the George Park area at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13. When officers arrived they recovered 12 spent .223 shell casings in a field off Hylton Road, just south of George Park.
Officers were also advised that a residence on Butterfly Avenue had been struck by some gunfire. There was no victim or suspect located at the scene when officers arrived and no injuries were reported to anyone inside the residence.
At approximately 5:30 a.m. the Springdale Police Department received a call from a local hospital advising them that they were treating a 15-year-old juvenile male with a gunshot wound to his knee. Detectives responded to the hospital and interviewed the victim, who identified the suspect as Jamie “Jimmy” Castro-Trujillo, 18.
Detectives with the Springdale Police Department were able to locate Jamie Castro-Trujillo at his apartment in Springdale. The Springdale SWAT team was called in and Castro-Trujillo was arrested without incident.
The suspect was transported to the Washington County Detention Center for processing and is being held there on a $250,000 bond. Castro-Trujillo is being charged with attempted capital murder and a terroristic act, both felonies.
UPDATE: The Springdale Police Department released more details about the shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. on August 15. The juvenile shooting victim told investigators that he had agreed to meet the suspect at George Park for “a physical fight.”
The victim said that as he approached the area, he saw a red Nissan car parked just south of the park. As he approached it, he heard gunshots and bullets hitting his truck.
The victim immediately “floored it” and left the area, but was struck by one bullet in the knee while leaving. He identified another man, Michael Figueroa, 18, that was with Castro-Trujillo in the Nissan, and that the vehicle is “one that Jimmy and Michael drive around in all the time.”
During an interview at the Springdale Police Department, Figueroa admitted to shooting a Glock pistol at the truck. He was booked into the Washington County Jail on August 15 and is facing charges of attempted capital murder and a terroristic act.
This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information about this incident please call the Springdale Police Department at 479-751-4542 or the Criminal Investigation Division at 479-750-8139.