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Pine Bluff Arkansas PD Investigating 10th Homicide

On May 20, 2023, at approximately 1:33 AM, Officers observed a gray Toyota van run a red light at a high rate of speed at Harding and Olive. Officers noticed several males exit the vehicle and say their friend was shot. The Officers followed the vehicle to JRMC ER where the males advised the incident occurred at “The Spot” at 111 West 5th Avenue. Other officers then responded to 111 W. 5th and located a crime scene on Pine St. between 4th and 5th Avenues to the west of “The Spot”.
There were two 17-year-old male juveniles shot and one 18-year-old male adult who was struck by a vehicle. One juvenile sustained a severe gunshot wound and pronounced dead at Arkansas Children’s Hospital at 4:38 AM. The Pulaski County Coroner Office notified his body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy for official cause and manner of death.
The other juvenile sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 18-year-old Kyrone Sims Jr. was struck by the victim’s vehicle while fleeing from the shooting. Sims sustained non-life-threatening injuries to his face and right eye.
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the detective office tip line at 870-730-2106, the detective office at 870-730-2090, or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300. A reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in all Pine Bluff homicides.
This is the 10th homicide in Pine Bluff.

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