CrimePress Release

Arkansas State Police assisting with investigation of Dumas Shooting

March 20, 2022 Press Release

The Arkansas State Police is continuing to assist the Dumas Police Department in an ongoing investigation of gunfire that swept across a crowd attending a local car show, leaving one person dead, and at least 24 others wounded.

One suspect is in custody and a search is continuing today for others who may have been firing into the crowd of people shortly after 7 PM yesterday [*Saturday, March 19th].

Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division have worked through the night interviewing victims and witnesses. State troopers assigned to the Highway Patrol Division have been assisting Dumas police officers restore calm to the community and securing the crime scene along U.S. Highway 65 which runs through the center of the southeast Arkansas town.

As additional information can be provided, it will be posted at the Arkansas State Police news release web site

* The Arkansas State Police and Dumas Police Department have scheduled a joint news conference for 2:30 PM today. Law enforcement officials of both agencies will release updated information at that time.

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