Springdale Police Investigating Homicide After Man Found Shot In Car

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) -- Police are investigating a homicide on Pioneer Street after a 19-year-old Bethel Heights man was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a crashed vehicle.

A report for gunshots came into Springdale police about 3 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 6) morning in the 1600 block of Pioneer Street, according to a news release.

Officers arrived and found a vehicle had crashed into the driveway of a home. Inside the car, they found Javier Nicolas-Rodriguez dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Springdale Captain Derek Hudson said they can’t release more details about the investigation at this time.


He said Northwest Arkansas is a growing area and with the good also comes the bad.


“We still feel like Springdale is a safe community, but with any major population growth, we are going to deal with these types of situations. Our police officers are out there working hard. Our detectives are out there working hard now trying to follow up on this and find the individuals who are responsible,” he said.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact police at 479-750-8139 or leave a tip at 479-750-4484.

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