Man shot dead on Christmas morning in Arkansas, suspect arrested two months later

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Source: Forrest City police; MEGA

Feb. 27 2022, Published 9:06 a.m. ET

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A man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting on Christmas morning.

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On Dec. 25, police from Forrest City, Arkansas, responded to a report of a person being shot in a subdivision. When officers arrived, they found Kenyatae Chism with a gunshot wound to the chest.

He died from his injuries.

Detectives investigated and identified Voltaurus Parchman Jr. as the suspect, according to Forest City police. This week, he was tracked to Jonesboro, Arkansas. As officers were searching for him, they found him at a Golden Coral restaurant.

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He was taken into custody without incident. Parchman was charged with first-degree murder.


Police did not say what led to the Christmas day shooting.

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“I would first like to send my condolences to the family of Kenyatae Chism along with my continued prayers,” Police Chef Deon Lee said. “I’d like to thank the first responding officers on Sgt. Billy Spencer’s shift for taking control of the scene and the hard work that they put into this case. I would also like to thank the detectives that have worked tirelessly to make this arrest and for their continued work in arresting the other suspects involved in this incident. All murders are senseless but to take a man from his family, at the residence of his family, and on Christmas Day is just down right evil."

arkansas murder
Source: Forrest City police; MEGA

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