TEXARKANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS

new badge Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office)
903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax)

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
 

02-27-2017

 
     

Re: Altercation Results in Shooting

 

On Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 4:00pm the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to a shooting in the 1700 block of Laurel Street. Upon arrival Officers located the victim, Leon Crabtree, B/M 28yoa, in the driveway of the residence sitting in his vehicle with a gunshot wound in the leg. The investigation determined that Crabtree went to the residence and a verbal altercation began between he and the suspect, George Foster, B/M 58yoa. According to reports, the altercation turned physical when Crabtree refused to leave the residence. At that time, Foster retrieved a small caliber rifle and shot Crabtree in the knee.

Crabtree was taken to Wadley Hospital by personal vehicle for non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover. Foster was arrested on scene for 1st Degree Battery and Possession of a Weapon by Certain Person.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is urged to contact Texarkana Arkansas Police at 903-798-3154, or the 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.

Contact Information
Lieutenant Todd Harness
Public Information Supervisor

903-798-3153 (office) )
903-798-3023 (fax)

 

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