Fort Smith Police Locate, Release Persons Of Interest Wanted In Connection To Shooting

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police have interviewed and released two men who prompted a search in connection to the shooting of a man on Monday night (Oct. 24).

Roger Garrett (left) and Marcus Owen (right)

Roger Garrett (left) and Marcus Owen (right)

Police called Roger Eli Garrett, 29, and Marcus Landon Owen, 25, persons of interest after a man was shot inside a home at 2901 N. J St. in Fort Smith around 9 p.m. They were located on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 25) and were taken in for questioning. They were released later in the day.

At this time, no warrants or arrests have been made in the case.

Officers found David Comstock, 50, with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. He was transported to Mercy Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Officers also found drug paraphernalia throughout the house and two guns, according to police.

Witnesses who were inside the home at the time of the shooting said two armed men came into the home and order Comstock to open a safe, police said. A struggle ensued and Comstock was shot, according to police.

Officers found an undisclosed amount of cash and prescription pills inside the safe, police said.

Anyone with information about Garrett and Owen should call the Fort Smith Police Department at 78-CRIME.