Jonesboro police searching for murder suspect

Jonesboro police are searching for a man suspected of shooting another man to death.
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 9:51 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2022 at 11:24 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Jonesboro police are searching for a man suspected of shooting another man to death.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department, investigators are looking for 28-year-old Dennis Robert Williams. He is suspected in the Oct. 3 shooting death of 43-year-old Larry D. Jones.

Williams is described as a 6′ Black man with brown eyes and light complexion. He has ties to the North Little Rock and Brinkley areas.

JPD said Tuesday, Oct. 18, a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone with information on Williams’ location should call JPD or Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867).

The shooting happened around 9:35 p.m. Oct. 3 in the 1700-block of Irby Street near East Highland Drive.

When officers arrived, they found Jones suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.

According to the initial incident report, his 2008 Chevy HHR was riddled with bullet holes on the rear and passenger side.

Ashley Fields has lived in the neighborhood for 23 years and says it was just a normal Monday night for her family.

“Just watching some TV, and all of a sudden, you just start hearing pops going off,” Fields said Tuesday. “It’s starting to become more normal on our block, but everyone says it’s becoming normal everywhere. But, we really just want change. We don’t want the violence.”

Fields said that 20 minutes after hearing the shots, Jonesboro police notified neighbors that Jones was deceased.

Investigators spoke to three witnesses but did not provide any information on the suspect.

If you have any information about the shooting, you are asked to call CrimeStoppers anonymously at 935-STOP (7867).