Arrest Made In Fort Smith Overnight Shooting

FORT SMITH, Ark.  (KFSM) --  Fort Smith police have made an arrest in an early Sunday (Nov. 18) shooting that happened near Kay Rogers Park.

Thirty-eight-year-old Kendall Rashad Newton is in custody in connection with the shooting at the 4600 block of Plum Street, according to the Fort Smith Police Department (FSPD).

Police responded to a call around 1:30 a.m. about a person injured.  FSPD said, according to two female witnesses, two men were involved in some type of argument before shots were fired with one of the rounds striking a 36-year-old female bystander in the shoulder.

Police said the woman was taken to a hospital outside of the area where she is reportedly in stable condition.

Newton is at the Sebastian County jail held on no bond.  He's charged with Battery in the First Degree using a Firearm.

Police are still looking for another person of interest and the investigation is ongoing.

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