On July 27, 2001 at 7:30pm, officers responded to a shooting call at the Links Apartments. Prior to arrival, officers received a second call in reference to a juvenile with a gunshot wound at a local hospital. Officers located a 7 year old juvenile boy who had been shot in the face with a firearm. The juvenile was later air lifted to a medical facility in Little Rock, and is currently listed in critical condition.
As the investigation continued, Detectives learned that the shooting occurred in an apartment at the Links, which resulted in the juvenile being shot. Based on the investigation, Shameka Dewberry, B/F 24yoa, and Devante Henderson, B/M 18yoa, both of Texarkana, were arrested for Battery 1st. Additionally, Henderson was charged with theft by receiving of a firearm. The weapon used during the incident was recovered and had been reported stolen out of Dallas, Texas.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is strongly urged to contact 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)