Suspects In Weekend Fayetteville Shooting Identified
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville police have identified three people in connection to a shooting on Sunday (Dec. 11).
Three people were arrested as suspects in the shooting, Shana Lunnie, 30, of Jonesboro; Roosevelt Smith, 28, of Fayetteville; and Marshall Williams, 29, of Lake City, who are all facing charges of first and second degree battery and engaging in violent criminal group activity, according to their preliminary reports.
Around 9:30 Sunday morning, Fayetteville police responded to a call involving a person with a gun at W. Deane Street and N. Porter Road.
Witnesses reported seeing two men assaulting a third man by kicking and punching him in the head, and one of the the men brandished a firearm, according to the report.
When officers arrived at the Green Mansion Countryside Apartments, they found the victim, who had been physically assaulted, had a gunshot wound to the hand.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Witnesses told officers that the suspects were driving a white Ford F-150 pickup. They said there was also a female who was waiting for the men in the truck, before the three took off.
Officers found a vehicle that matched witnesses’ description speeding southbound down I-49, away from Fayetteville. Officers eventually stopped the car after a pursuit.
Lunnie, Smith and Williams were all in the truck, and they were arrested on suspicion of drug paraphernalia, the report states.
During their interviews, both Smith and Williams told officers they beat and kicked the victim, but neither admitted to the shooting, according to the report. Smith also told investigators that he took a gun from the victim and put it in his residence before fleeing.
The suspects were booked into the Crawford County Detention Center and are awaiting transportation to Washington County.