FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – An arrest warrant has been issued for two men in a Fayetteville shooting investigation, according to court documents.
Keithen Anderson, 29, of Fort Smith and Jeremy Taylor, 22, of Marianna are wanted by police for their involvement in a shooting incident, court documents state.
On March 11, at 7:26 p.m., the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the area of North Chickadee Avenue and West Bluebird Street for multiple reports of gunshots being fired. It was reported that two separate groups of black males had a verbal disagreement that led to people in each group pulling out guns and shooting at each other, according to court documents.
When police arrived, both parties had already run from the area, court documents state.
Multiple .45 caliber shell casings were found, as well as, a single .380 caliber shell casing. Witnesses told officers that a group of five or six black males were seen walking south on North Chickadee Avenue just before the shooting began. Witnesses also reported that one or two of the men were armed with guns, according to court documents.
An argument broke out when the groups were together, and one of the men pulled a gun from his pants and began firing. Another man fired back, court documents state.
Police identified three of the males present during the shooting and later interviewed them. They admitted to being at the scene of the incident, but they said they did not have handguns. After the shooting took place, they said they ran north on foot and were chased by Taylor, who was in a vehicle being driven by Anderson, according to court documents.
Witnesses earlier had told police a similar story, saying that after the shooting, Taylor got in Anderson’s car and chased a group of men down West Beaver Lane, shooting at them, court documents state.
The three man told police that during the chase, another man they knew picked them up, and they took off. As they were driving, Taylor fired a shot at them again, hinting the vehicle they were in, according to court documents.
If anyone has information on Taylor or Anderson, they are encouraged to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 479-587-3555.