Three arrested in connection to West Memphis homicide

Three arrested in connection to homicide

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WMC) - Three men have been arrested in connection to a West Memphis homicide.

Ladarrell Murray was arrested almost nine hours after West Memphis police started investigating.

Then, just a few hours after that, two more suspects were arrested in the same apartment complex on South Avalon.

All three of those arrests were made by the The Violent Crime Suppression Unit.

Ladarrell Murray, Cordarell Murray and Kendall Mays are all charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery, endangering the welfare of a minor and three counts of making terrorist threats.

Police believe they are involved in a shooting that killed one person on South 19th Street in West Memphis Saturday morning.

The Violent Crime Supression Unit is one of the newest units in the department It was created in mid-March.

In recent months, West Memphis leaders have said they plan to hire more officers for the unit.

In a release following the three arrests Saturday night and Sunday morning, police said, "The newly formed Violent Crime Suppression Unit is working just how we hoped it would. We are working to add officers to this unit as we aggressively address violent crime in West Memphis."

Police say at least one neighboring house on South 19th Street was hit in the shooting, leading to the three counts of making terroristic threats.

Family of the suspects said their loved ones didn't commit this crime.

All three are in the Crittendon County Jail.

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