One shot, another in custody after shooting

A Trumann Police Department cruiser
A Trumann Police Department cruiser(Trumann Police Dept.)
Published: May. 31, 2023 at 8:19 AM CDT|Updated: May. 31, 2023 at 4:13 PM CDT
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TRUMANN, Ark. (KAIT) - A man is behind bars, and another is recovering after a shooting Tuesday night in Trumann.

Trumann police said officers and Poinsett County deputies were called to a shooting on the 300-block of Melody Drive around 9:30 p.m.

A dangerous situation Alexandria Corvell witnessed firsthand and said was confusing at first.

“We didn’t know where exactly the shots were going to or coming from, and me and my mom called the cops then,” Corvell said.

Police found a man shot in the lower leg.

Trumann Police Chief John Redman said the situation could have been so much worse.

“There were several kids in the area that were out running around within minutes prior to the shooting,” Redman said.

Witnesses identified the shooter as Ethan Garrett Chamber, 22, of Trumann, and gave law enforcement a description of his vehicle.

Corvell said things like this do not happen in their neighborhood. They had other incidents but nothing even close to a shooting.

“We don’t really get drama like that out here,” Corvell explained. “We might have like a speeding racer down the street but not a shooting. Shooting is not really common over here.”

Just after 10 p.m., Chambers was arrested at a home on Harrison Street.

The victim was taken to the hospital due to his injuries and was stable as of Wednesday morning.

Chambers is being held ahead of a probable cause hearing for first-degree battery and terroristic act charges.