Helena-West Helena police looking for person of interest in deadly shooting

Helena-West Helena police looking for person of interest in deadly shooting
Dashon Hawkins

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WMC) - Police in Helena-West Helena are looking for a person of interest in a deadly shooting.

Officers responded around 1:40 p.m. Friday to the scene at 501 Elm Street where they found 30-year-old LaPatrick Otis.

Otis was in the driver’s seat of a gold 2005 Lincoln Town Car. He had a gunshot wound to the right back side of his head.

Otis was flown to a Memphis hospital where he was pronounced dead the next day.

Police also found a loaded AR-15 in the vehicle with Otis.

Investigators are now trying to locate Dashon Hawkins who is a person of interest.

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