Suspect In Fort Smith Apartment Shooting In Custody
A man wanted in connection to a Fort Smith shooting has turned himself in to authorities, according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with Fort Smith Police.
A warrant was issued for 25-year-old Martyn Page Monday (Oct. 14). According to police, Page is accused of shooting a man twice in the arm Friday night (Oct. 12).
The victim, Landon Johnson, 26, was shot twice in his right arm shortly before 11:30 p.m. According to investigators, an argument between the two men broke out at Page’s home at the 1800 block of North D Street in Fort Smith.
Johnson was at his girlfriend’s when Page, an acquaintance, called him up and told Johnson to meet him at Page’s apartment. When Johnson went into the apartment, he saw Page and several others. He turned and ran from the home, but was shot in the process, police said.
Johnson flagged down a motorist, who took him to the hospital.
Page is being sought by police on suspicion of first-degree battery and being a felon in possession of a handgun. The warrants carry a $75,000 bond, according to Fort Smith police.
Page has been arrested several times in Sebastian County since 2006, on various charges associated with drugs and probation violation. He was sent to prison in 2008 after a 2007 drug arrest, according to arrest records.
The shooting investigation is ongoing, according to Fort Smith Police.