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Weekend Shooting in Ashdown

A weekend shooting in Ashdown has led to the arrest of a DeQueen man and three other individuals. The Ashdown Police Department says a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning injured two individuals including 19 year old Desmond Smith, who passed away a short time later. The other man injured is 19 year old Samari Covington.

The incident occurred on Washington Street and reports state that a red Dodge Charger drove up to the victims’ home with multiple shots being fired from the vehicle.

The vehicle occupants, including Joshua King of DeQueen have been arrested and are being held in the Sevier County Jail pending formal charges being filed. The investigation into the shooting continues.

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