ASP Press Release)-
OCTOBER 29, 2016 Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are assisting Monticello Police in a homicide investigation that occurred outside a gas station along U.S. Highway 278.
The incident was initially reported to police shortly after 2 AM today (Saturday, October 29, 2016).
Hunter Laney, 25, of Pine Bluff was shot and killed as he sat in the driver’s seat of his vehicle.
A female with Laney was wounded in the gunfire and taken to a Monticello hospital for medical treatment. A third person also in the vehicle was not hurt.
Preliminary information provided to investigators indicates the shooting arose out of a dispute that began earlier at a Monticello nightclub.
As Laney’s vehicle pulled onto the parking lot of the gas station, a light colored SUV truck follows and someone inside the SUV began shooting into Laney’s vehicle.
Both state and local police are searching for a suspect.