Man wounded in shooting at the Greens
Marion police seeking information on violent incident
By JOHN RECH
Marion police officers heard the crack of a gun coming from the Southwest area of The Greens Apartments on Par Dr. on Friday Nov. 6 and responded.
As patrol officers arrived in the area attempting to locate where the shots came from, Crittenden County Dispatchers relayed a call that a man had been shot at 543 Par #11. Criminal Investigation Division Sgt. Detective John Millsap said no ambulance was available for the shooting victim. Police took first aid into their own hands.
“Officers responded to that apartment and located a black male inside who had been shot in the chest and back,” said Millsap. “Officers began first aid and requested EMS. No ambulances were available in Crittenden County or West Memphis. Officers transported the victim, while continuing to treat him, to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden where he was treated until Riverside Ambulance arrived and transported him to Regional One.” The Crittenden County Quorum Court had just addressed periodic ambulance shortages in its October meeting. Justices amended the county ambulance ordinance which landed another ambulance company for service in the county. Three private ambulance companies served the county with a minimum of six in service around the clock according to the provision in the ordinance. Additionally, the city off West Memphis issued a mutual aid declaration providing one of its ambulances to service in the county.
Millsap said the Marion Police Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene assisting patrol officers and developed a suspect in the shooting. Police asked the public for leads in the case.
“The suspect is currently at large while the investigation continues,” said Millsap.
The Marion Police Department has asked anyone with additional information about this incident to contact investigators at 870-739-2101 or call Crime Stoppers at (870) 732-4444. All calls will be kept confidential.