On Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 7:30pm, officers responded to the 800 block of Pinehurst Street, in reference to call of shots fired. Upon arrival officers located a blue Mercury Grand Marquis, occupied by a single victim, identified as Andrew Cheatham, B/M 23 yoa, of Texarkana, Arkansas. Cheatham was located in the driver seat of the vehicle and had suffered gunshot wounds. Cheatham was pronounced dead on scene by Coroner Josh Hawkins. The body was sent to Little Rock for an autopsy.
Initial investigation revealed that Cheatham was possibly involved in an altercation with an additional vehicle which resulted in the shooting. Currently Detectives are gathering witness statements and following leads to develop suspect information.
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)