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Suspect surrenders in shooting investigation

Police say 23-year-old Kenteriyas Shakerion Ford of Blytheville opened fire inside a local...
Police say 23-year-old Kenteriyas Shakerion Ford of Blytheville opened fire inside a local grocery store, critically wounding another man.(Blytheville Police Dept.)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 3:47 PM CDT
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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - The man accused of shooting another man at a Blytheville store turned himself in.

Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson said Kenteriyas Shakerion Ford, 23, of Blytheville surrendered to police on July 27.

The shooting took place inside Larry’s Grocery Store, 609 S. Ruddle Rd., around 10 p.m. Sunday, July 25.

Thompson said the victim, 24-year-old D’Marcus Black, suffered multiple gunshots and was taken to Great River Medical Center in critical condition.

While he was being treated in the emergency room, Black told investigators Ford had shot him.

Black was then flown to a hospital in Memphis for further treatment.

Thompson said Ford appeared in court on July 28 for arraignment and was charged with first-degree battery and attempted murder. His bond was set at $150,000 with a 5% cash requirement.

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