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One man injured in shooting, suspect in custody

Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 2:34 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 7:59 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Friday morning shooting in Jonesboro injured one man.

Jonesboro Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one male injured. Around 1:40 a.m., a call was...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Friday, July 16, 2021

According to a Facebook Post on the Jonesboro Police Department’s page, the call came in around 1:40 a.m.

Police went to 2501 Middlefield Drive and found blood and shell casings in the driveway

Then, they found a victim at Caraway and Highland in a vehicle.

They called in Air Evac to the area, and the victim was flown to Memphis.

According to a police incident report, the victim was shot in the chest.

Police have a suspect in custody, which the incident report listed as Kenyatae Chism, 36, of Jonesboro.

Chism was booked into the Craighead County jail around 3:20 a.m. Friday on a battery-1st degree charge, an online booking roster at the jail noted.

Court documents say police had a description of the suspect and Chism matched the description saying he walked back to the scene saying he shot the victim.

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