2 arrested in Helena-West Helena grocery store shooting, police looking for third suspect

2 arrested in Helena-West Helena grocery store shooting, police looking for third suspect
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HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WMC) - Helena-West Helena police have arrested two suspects involved in a grocery store shooting and another is on the run.

On Tuesday evening, police responded to a shooting at AJ’s Grocery on West MLK Jr. Drive where they were told a 17-year-old had been shot. He had gunshot wounds to his hand and ankle.

Officers say the teen advised that a man name Marquis, the missing suspect, shot at him and his cousin, 23-year-old Damion Hoskins.

According to police, surveillance footage from the grocery store showed the 17-year-old firing shots at someone in a Chevrolet Trailblazer after what officers believed to be a drug transaction.

The driver of the Trailblazer was seen returning fire.

The juvenile is charged with terroristic act, aggravated assault and delivery of a controlled substance. Hoskins is charged with delivery of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The search for the suspect referred to as Marquis is still underway. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Helena-West Helena Police Department at 870-572-3441.

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