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Pine Bluff police investigate 26th homicide of 2023

Pine Bluff, Arkansas – Pine Bluff police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Thursday morning. The incident, which adds to the city’s growing list of violent crimes, took place in the 2300 block of West 11th Avenue.

At around 6:43 a.m., Pine Bluff Police Department officers responded to a call in the area. Upon arrival, they discovered a 34-year-old man, identified as Antonio Martin, who had suffered a gunshot wound. Tragically, Martin succumbed to his injuries, marking a sorrowful end to the incident.

As of now, detectives are diligently working on the case but have yet to release any specific information regarding a suspect or the circumstances leading up to the shooting. This lack of details adds to the complexity and urgency of the investigation.

This shooting is notably the 26th homicide in Pine Bluff for the year 2023, highlighting a concerning trend of violence in the city. The Pine Bluff Police Department is actively seeking information from the public to aid their investigation. They urge anyone with knowledge about the shooting to contact their detective office tip line, Detective Keith Banks, or the dispatch center. The community’s assistance could be crucial in solving this case and bringing justice to the victim.

Ava Thompson



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