Police identify shooting victim who died

Published: Sep. 10, 2022 at 8:57 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2022 at 7:35 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are looking for the gunman who fatally shot a man in the street.

According to a news release from the Jonesboro Police Department, officers responded to reports of a “male lying in the roadway” in the 1100-block of Links Circle around 7:52 p.m. Saturday, Sept 10.

When police arrived, they found found 19-year-old Derrick Kentrail Leonard of Blytheville suffering from a gunshot wound. He was treated on the scene and transported to a nearby hospital.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, JPD said Leonard died during surgery.

As of Monday, Sept. 12, investigators have not developed a person of interest, as no witness will talk to detectives so far.

Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 935-STOP (7867). You can remain anonymous and earn a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.

Region 8 News will update this developing story as more information becomes available.