Forrest City man arrested for murder after shooting at funeral

Man charged with murder outside funeral home

FORREST CITY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Forrest City man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder Friday after police say he shot a man outside a funeral home.

Christopher Reed, 33, of Forrest City was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, five counts of aggravated assault, felon in possession of a firearm and commission of a felony with a firearm (felony enhancement) after the shooting.

Nichols said police got a call around 3 p.m. Feb. 21 about the shooting in the 1900 block of South Washington Street at Miles J. Kimble Mortuary and Cremation. Officers later found Reed about 300 to 400 yards away on a nearby street close to where the shooting happened.

Forrest City police released details early Saturday about a shooting at a local funeral home that killed one person. A man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the case.
Forrest City police released details early Saturday about a shooting at a local funeral home that killed one person. A man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the case. (Source: Forrest City Police Department Facebook)

Forrest City Police Department Detective Jeff Nichols said the victim, Curtis Allen, 35, of Illinois was shot multiple times and had been attending a funeral. Allen was taken to Regional One Medical in Memphis where he later died, police said.

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