Warrant issued for 17-year-old as Blytheville police investigate murder on Walls Street

Warrant issued for 17-year-old as Blytheville police investigate murder on Walls Street
Blytheville Police Department (Source: KAIT-TV)

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) -Blytheville police are searching for a 17-year-old male in connection with a murder case Friday that left a 19-year-old dead and one other person injured.

According to a media release from Capt. John Frazier with Blytheville police, a first-degree murder warrant was issued Saturday for Carlos Wells Jr.

Police went to his home Saturday, but did not find him, Frazier said.

Officers got a call Friday to go to Great River Medical Center about two people who had been shot.

“Upon arrival at the hospital, officers contacted one victim who was injured with non-life threatening injuries and one individual who was deceased,” Frazier said Friday.

19-year-old Tadarius Daniels was killed in the shooting, Frazier said.

“This case is being investigated as a homicide. The evidence in this case suggests that the crime was not a random act and may have been a result of a narcotics transaction that went bad,” Frazier said.

Anyone with information on the shooting or Wells’ whereabouts can call Blytheville police at 870-763-4411 or Blytheville CrimeStoppers at 844-910-STOP.

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