Doctor's car bombing; day 2 of investigation - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Doctor's car bombing; day 2 of investigation

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) - Police want want to know who could have planted an explosive device in a West Memphis doctor's car.

Wednesday, a car bomb nearly killed Arkansas Medical Board President Dr. Trent Pierce.

Thursday we got a much closer look at the scene.

Dr. Pierce's home is on the corner of Avalon and Cooper in West Memphis.

Both streets are back open to traffic at the scene of the crime.

"It was a powerful blast."

How powerful?

There are marks on the street.

Investigators sprayed orange paint around every piece of debris that blew off of Pierce's Lexus and out of his driveway.

The intersection is covered in orange paint.

All the way across Avalon, more orange paint points to more evidence in the neighbor's driveway.

Still on Avalon, there's a cluster of six orange paint points in the gutter directly across the street from the Pierce's driveway.

The furthest is at least a hundred feet away across the entire intersection.

There's a half a dozen debris marks across Cooper too, meaning some of it had to spray from the source of the explosion at an almost impossible angle.

Investigators are conducting interviews in Little Rock, West Memphis, and Memphis.

In search of potential leads, teams are reviewing the files and cases before the state medical board.

West Memphis Police Chief Bob Paudert says police are protecting Pierce's family around the clock.

Police stand guard at the Pierce's home 24-7.

Paudert says, "We don't know what we're dealing with. Is there a psychotic out here or some coward that targeted Dr. Pierce."

Answers still elusive as a community waits with flowers and positive thoughts for Dr. Pierce.


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