On Thursday, April 7th 2011, at 8:30pm, officers responded to 1400 East 35th Street, The Willows Apartments, in reference to a person down call. As officers were handling that call they heard several shots fired toward the back of the apartment complex. Officers requested back up and immediately began to search for the location of where the shots were fired. Officers located a large group of people dispersing from the back of the parking lot. Officers continued though the crowd and located a B/M laying in the parking lot. The victim, later identified as 21 year old Terry Koontz, was not responsive and had suffered gunshot wounds. Koontz was pronounced dead on scene by Coroner Eddie Hawkins. The body was sent to Little Rock for an autopsy.
Initial investigation revealed that Koontz was possibly involved in an altercation which resulted in the shooting.
The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released when available.
Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)