JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police have arrested a man wanted for the murder of a Jonesboro man.
According to Jonesboro police, 39-year-old Alex Rankin was arrested Friday night following a shooting in the 400-block of North Bridge earlier in the morning.
According to a news release, residents spotted Rankin on Miller Street shortly before 8 p.m.
A patrolman approached Rankin as he was getting into a car in the 200-block of Miller Street.
Police identified him and took him into custody.
Police transported Rankin to the Craighead County Jail, pending his first appearance before a District Court Judge next week.
Officers had responded to the area just after 6:30 a.m. Friday and found a man had been shot.
Dewayne Antoin Manning, 23, was identified as the victim by Jonesboro police.
Manning was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
During the investigation, officers identified Rankin as the suspect and a warrant was obtained on a charge of first-degree murder.
Police searched a nearby house on Allen Street, earlier in the day, where the suspect was believed to have fled, but he was not found.
On Thursday night, JPD was called to a shots-fired complaint at the same house. No one was injured and no arrests were made in that incident.
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