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.