Police Find, Arrest Person Of Interest In Fort Smith Shooting

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department arrested a woman who is a person of interest in a shooting on Saturday (June 17), according to a press release.

Police responded to a report to a report of a shooting at the 2000 block of High Street at about 3:50 a.m. Police began searching for Jesseca Ann MaGee, 19, as a person of interest in the shooting.

She was arrested early on Tuesday (June 20) on felony warrants for domestic battery and failure to appear. She is being held in the Sebastian County Detention Center on an $8,000 bond.

Officers found the victim, Carlos Martinez-Arias, 23, in the front yard with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

The suspects were interested in buying illegal narcotics, according to witness statements. A silver, four-door passenger car arrived at the scene and began speaking to Martinez-Arias. The release states that two shots were fired and the car drove away.

MaGee was allegedly inside the suspect vehicle. According to witness statements, the suspect vehicle was also occupied by two black males and a black female.