Forrest City man arrested for murder after shooting at funeral

Forrest City man arrested for murder after shooting at funeral
Christopher Reed, 33, Forrest City was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with a shooting at a local funeral home. (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office)

FORREST CITY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Forrest City man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder Friday after police say he shot a man outside a funeral home.

Christopher Reed, 33, of Forrest City was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, five counts of aggravated assault, felon in possession of a firearm and commission of a felony with a firearm (felony enhancement) after the shooting.

Nichols said police got a call around 3 p.m. Feb. 21 about the shooting in the 1900 block of South Washington Street at Miles J. Kimble Mortuary and Cremation. Officers later found Reed about 300 to 400 yards away on a nearby street close to where the shooting happened.

Forrest City police released details early Saturday about a shooting at a local funeral home that killed one person. A man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the case.
Forrest City police released details early Saturday about a shooting at a local funeral home that killed one person. A man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the case. (Source: Forrest City Police Department Facebook)

Forrest City Police Department Detective Jeff Nichols said the victim, Curtis Allen, 35, of Illinois was shot multiple times and had been attending a funeral. Allen was taken to Regional One Medical in Memphis where he later died, police said.

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