Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones states that at 10:11 PM on July 8, 2023 Pope County deputies responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Bowers Loop on a report of a gunshot victim. On deputies arrival they located a seventeen-year-old juvenile male with a single gunshot wound deceased at the scene. After the investigation it was determined that a fifteen year old juvenile male suspect had fled the area and was later located at a residence in Russellville. The suspect was taken into custody without incident, and is being held at a juvenile detention facility awaiting filing of formal charges.
Sheriff Shane Jones would like to thank the Arkansas State Police and Russellville Police Department for their assistance.
No further information is available due to the ongoing investigation.