Affidavit: Argument leads to shooting on Melrose

Affidavit: Argument leads to shooting on Melrose

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Police say an argument led a man to shoot two people on Melrose Street in Jonesboro Monday afternoon.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Lavardius Booker, 23, of Jonesboro got into an argument with one of the victims, when Booker pulled a gun and shot the victim, and grazed another victim.

Officers responded to a shots fired call around 1:30 p.m. and found two people struck by gunfire.

One victim was grazed on the arm by a bullet and treated on the scene with minor injuries, while the other was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

UPDATE 5 p.m.: Jonesboro Police made an arrest in connection to this afternoon's shooting on Melrose St. Officer's...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Monday, December 2, 2019

Booker was charged with battery in the first-degree, and Judge Tommy Fowler set his bond at $500,000 and issued a no-contact order.

Editors Note: Jonesboro police originally identified the suspect as Vartice Booker but updated it to identify him as Lavardius.

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