Two teens suspected in murder case arrested

Police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that wounded a woman and fatally injured a...
Police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that wounded a woman and fatally injured a man.((Source: KAIT-TV))
Published: Sep. 12, 2022 at 1:06 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2022 at 5:42 PM CDT
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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - Another teen was arrested by Blytheville police for their role in a weekend shooting that left a man dead.

According to Chief Ross Thompson, officers arrested a Blytheville High School student at school Wednesday, Sept. 14, in connection to the case, coordinating with the district’s security personnel to remove the student from campus.

“There were no weapons found on campus, there were no threats directed towards any school staff or students,” Thompson said.

He also said another juvenile was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 15, but it was not indicated if this was also a student at the school.

Both teens, who have not been identified due to their age, are suspected of a deadly Sept. 11 shooting.

At 8:30 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a home in the 600-block of North Tennessee Street.

When they arrived, they found 37-year-old James Franklin Brehm and 35-year-old Elizabeth Alvarado suffering from gunshot wounds.

An ambulance took the couple to a local hospital, where Brehm died of his injuries. Alvarado was treated and released.

“Although an arrest has been made, the investigation will continue,” Thompson said.

The chief did not say if the teens will be charged with murder or explain their roles in the shooting.

He thanked those who have assisted in the case and asked anyone with information to call his department or Blytheville Crime Stoppers at 844-910-STOP to submit an anonymous tip.