Suspect arrested in deadly shooting near elementary school in Helena-West Helena

Suspect arrested in deadly shooting near elementary school in Helena-West Helena
. (Source: KAUZ)

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WMC) - The man suspected of fatally shooting a man on Oct. 5 surrendered himself to the Helena-West Helena Police Department Wednesday.

The department says 28-year-old Demarious White is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault, terroristic act and possession of firearms.

The shooting reportedly happened near KIPP Delta Elementary School. The school was forced to enter a state of lockdown as officers arrived to the scene.

When officials arrived, they found the victim lying in the road suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

White’s bond is set at $590,000. He is being held at Phillips County Detention Center to await his first court date in November.

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