FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: The gunshot victim has been identified and a suspect has been arrested in the Marshall Drive shooting.

The gunshot victim has been identified as Michael Collier, 24. He is currently listed as being in stable condition after undergoing surgery to treat a gunshot wound to the head, according to a news release from the Fort Smith Police Department.

The incident is related to numerous gunshot-related calls that were received early May 5 just after midnight.

Police say the first incident occurred in the 1100 block of North Albert Pike Avenue then moved to the 3300 block of Grinnell Avenue and ended on Marshall Drive where Collier was shot.

Police say Steve Massey, Jr., 29, was arrested in relation to the shooting that injured Collier. Police arrested Massey, Jr. without incident.

Massey, Jr. was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, terroristic act, and first-degree battery.

He was transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center for booking.

Police say several firearms and ammunition have already been seized as a result of the investigation. Police are working to identify and locate more people involved in the shootings.

The investigation is ongoing. More information may be released when available.

Police ask residents and business owners who live or work in the areas of the shooting to review security cameras. If people have video of the shootings or information that can assist, they can call 479-709-5000.


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Several individuals exchanged gunfire early Thursday morning in Fort Smith leaving one individual in critical condition after being shot in the face, Fort Smith Police said.

At approximately 1:17 a.m., police responded to a shooting in the 4000 block of Marshall Drive and 3300 block of Grinnell Avenue stemming from a disturbance between multiple individuals in at least two vehicles.

Police say one adult male victim, who is believed to be involved in the incident, was transported by private vehicle to a local hospital after being shot in the face. His status is critical and possibly life-threatening.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses and processing multiple crime scenes. No arrests have been made at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and additional information may be released when available.

Police ask residents and business owners who live or work in these areas to review their security cameras. If you have video of the incident or if anyone has any information that can assist, dial 911 or call 479-709-5000.