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Bond set for Burke Avenue shooting suspect

Published: Aug. 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A $125,000 bond was set Friday for a man accused in the shooting of a person earlier this week.

Devin Antesse Jones, 25, of Jonesboro appeared in court before District Judge Tommy Fowler in connection with the shooting Thursday morning on Burke Avenue.

Jones was being held at the Craighead County Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree battery, according to the initial incident report.

Within hours of being called to a late-night shooting on Vine Street, Jonesboro police returned to the same neighborhood Thursday morning to investigate another shooting.

Within hours of a shooting on Vine Street, Jonesboro police were back in the neighborhood...
Within hours of a shooting on Vine Street, Jonesboro police were back in the neighborhood looking for clues in yet another shooting.(KAIT-TV)

Just before 6:30 a.m., a victim was taken by personal vehicle to a local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to a probable cause affidavit, officers spoke with a witness who took the victim to the hospital.

The witness told police that the victim was driving west on Burke Avenue when he noticed someone walking east on Burke Avenue.

The victim then turned the vehicle around and got out with the suspect, police said.

“The witness advised that there was an argument between the victim and subject for approximately five seconds when she heard a gunshot," the affidavit said.

The victim then fell to the ground, but was loaded into a nearby vehicle and taken into a hospital.

Police were able to get security footage from a nearby business, of a person matching the description of the suspect walking east on Burke and enter a place in the 800 block of Burke Avenue.

“Detectives contacted the occupants of the address and were advised that Devin Jones was who entered the business. Jones stated he shot the victim to the witnesses,” the affidavit noted.

Police later searched the apartment and found clothing as well as a weapon believed to have been involved in the shooting.

Jones will be arraigned Sept. 27 in circuit court.

JPD is currently investigating a 2nd shooting that occured overnight. Approximately 6:25 a.m. a black male was taken to...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Thursday, August 1, 2019

A witness told police the shooting happened on Burke Avenue, near Olive Street. That is close to where another shooting occurred Wednesday night in the 1000-block of Vine Street.

Police say the shooting happened in the area of Burke and Olive, just a block or so from...
Police say the shooting happened in the area of Burke and Olive, just a block or so from another shooting on Vine Street.(Google Maps)

Smith also said it does not appear that any of the shootings Wednesday evening or early Thursday are connected.

Region 8 News will continue to track these shootings and provide updates as they become available.

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