Three shootings in two cities, police investigating connection

(Source: KAIT-TV)
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Chief Rick Elliott (Source: KAIT-TV)
Chief Rick Elliott (Source: KAIT-TV)
Detective John Frazier (Source: KAIT-TV)
Detective John Frazier (Source: KAIT-TV)

(KAIT) - The Blytheville and Jonesboro Police Departments are coordinating investigations into three shootings in two different cities that police now say appear to be connected.

Officers want to know if there is a connection between this weekend's shooting in Blytheville that left Thomas Razor injured, a homicide in Jonesboro on April 25 where Devontae Fowler was shot and died a day later at a local hospital, and a home on Joy Lane riddled with bullet holes found just hours later.

Blytheville Detective John Frazier said information about the first connection came in quickly.

"Officers responded and got information that it was possibly related to a homicide that happened over in Jonesboro a few weeks back," Frazier said. "Information is still coming in that does support that theory."

Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott confirmed Monday the house on Joy Lane appears to be connected as well.

In these three shootings, one arrest was made.

According to a probable cause affidavit, JPD arrested Aaron Marcell Young in connection to the Joy Lane shooting.

Chief Elliott said investigators are working diligently on the other two incidents.

Elliott's established working relationships in Blytheville are particularly beneficial in this investigation.

Since Elliott was a lieutenant at Blytheville Police Department in the past, he's worked with several of the officers there, including Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson.

And Elliott said communication with other departments in any investigation is vital.

"Certainly, when you get a case and the suspects and people involved are running back and forth, whether it's in Blytheville or other towns in the state," Elliott said. "We communicate with those agencies quite often and sometimes we communicate just gathering intelligence."

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