TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department (TAPD) is searching for a male involved in the shooting death of a 31-year-old man earlier this afternoon.
Police are searching for 35-year-old Justin Howard Petty, who they believe is involved in the shooting death of Billy Ray Eddings.
According to police, at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, TAPD officers responded to 601 Fairview regarding complaints of shots fired in the area. While on the way to the call, the shots fired complaint had been upgraded to a shooting.
Police say that criminal investigators were called to the scene discovered evidence indicating Petty’s involvement.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Petty.
Anyone with any information on Petty’s whereabouts or the homicide is asked to call Texarkana Arkansas police at 903-798-3154 or Crime Stoppers at 903-794-STOP.