Fayetteville Police Investigating Shooting Near Chickadee Avenue

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville police have arrested a Forrest City man in a shooting that injured one person after an attempted robbery Thursday (Nov. 9) near North Chickadee Avenue, according to Sgt. Anthony Murphy, police spokesman.

Paris Barton, 27, was arrested Friday (Nov. 10) in connection with accomplice to attempted aggravated robbery, accomplice to first-degree battery and accomplice to aggravated assault — all felonies.

Police were called 11:26 p.m. Thursday to North Chicakdee Avenue and West Bluebird Street for reports of a shooting and found Barton at the scene.

Barton, who was out of jail on a work release program, was identified by two witnesses as being one of three black men who ran at the victims before one of the them fired a gun, hitting a man in the leg.

The man wasn’t identified, but police said his injuries aren’t life-threatening.

The victims told police they’d texted photos of large sums of money to a woman hoping to get her to spend time with them, according to a preliminary arrest report.

The woman led them to North Chickadee Avenue, where she tried to get the victims to come inside a home, but they refused because they believed she was setting them up.

The woman had already led them to several different locations, according to the report.

While the victims waited outside, Barton approached them and asked for a cigarette before walking away. The woman then approached the victims and Barton returned with two other men when someone fired a gun, according to the report.

An investigation is ongoing and Murphy said anyone hindering apprehension of additional suspects could face felony charges.

Barton was being held Friday at the Washington County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond. He has a hearing set for Dec. 15 in Washington County Circuit Court.