17-year-old allegedly shoots man in arm

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) – A juvenile in Newport, AR faces multiple charges after sending a Jonesboro man to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Jared Seals, 24, of Jonesboro was allegedly shot in the arm by the juvenile while Seals was sitting in the backseat of a car. The shooting happened early on Sunday morning at residence south of Newport around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday.

Seals was transported to the Harris Hospital in Newport for medical treatment in the same vehicle he was shot in. Investigators say the back glass shot out and the bullet was still lodged inside the seat in front of where the victim was sitting.

When officers arrived to the original location of the incident, they found a fired shell casing in the driveway which matched the specific firearm and caliber the witnesses say was used in the shooting. Witnesses were also able to identify a suspect.

The juvenile was charged with first degree battery and three counts of aggravated assault; he is currently free on bond.

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