SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — One man is dead and one is behind bars following a shooting in Springdale on Monday night (July 17), according to Springdale Police.
Officers said they were called to Chapel Ridge Apartments on North Oak Street around 8 p.m. after a shooting was reported. Officers then found a man between the ages of 18 to 21 dead in one of the apartments with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim was identified as Rwabuzisoni Daniel, 21, from Burundi, according to a Springdale press release.
After investigating, the suspect was identified as a 23-year-old Burmese man named Mei Ka Sin. He was also the roommate to Daniel. Sin was missing until Tuesday (July 18) when police arrested him at approximately 9:20 p.m. at the apartment complex. Officers with the Springdale Police Department and the U.S. Marshals office placed him under arrest for Capital Murder without incident.
According to police, no other arrests were made and no other arrests are anticipated to be made. While searching the home, police found a weapon that is believed to be the murder weapon. It will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for analysis.
Sin was transported to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office where he’s being held on a warrant for Capital Murder.
It’s unknown at this time what the motive was behind the shooting.
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