Child Witnesses Double Shooting In West Memphis
(West Memphis, AR) West Memphis police are investigating a double shooting that happened Sunday morning at the Imperial Park Apartments on Jackson and Walker.
West Memphis Police Captain Ken Mitchell tells News Channel 3, officers made the scene for a “shots fired” call around 10:00 a.m. They found two males suffering from gunshot wounds.
At just four years old, little Sekayla Robinson should watch cartoons on a Sunday morning, but instead she watched two men keel over after being shot, right outside her bedroom window.
“I am scared of the gunshots, It sounded like, you killed somebody,” said Sekayla.
“It scared me so bad I forgot the number to 911,” said Sekayla’s mother, Kimre Robinson.
Robinson says other men took off running after more than a dozen shots were fired into the morning sky. She fears how the violent scene will impact her little girl.
“She cried. She was scared. She was running,” said Robinson.
“She said go in her room,” recalled Sekayla.
Rennett Barret says one of the victims laid on the ground, not moving, with no one around. Feet away, paramedics worked for several minutes on the other man.
“They were doing a lot of procedures trying to bring him back,” said Barrett.
Both victims were taken to the The MED where Demyrion Miller was pronounced dead. Phillip Jones is still listed in critical condition.
Off camera, neighbors say the shooting was sparked by a Friday night fight after a game of dice. While detectives work to figure out exactly what happened, Robinson says she’s looking at packing up her family`s things and moving.
“A bullet can hit anywhere. In somebody`s window and not care about these kids out here,” said Robinson.
Sekayla tells News Channel 3, she never wants to witness a shooting ever again.
“I don`t want to hear that gunshot,” said Sekayla.
West Memphis police are looking for Denarius Stallings, 21, in connection with the shootings.
Anyone with information on Stalling’s whereabouts is asked to call the West Memphis Police Department at 870-735-1210, or Crittenden County Crime Stoppers at 870-732-4444.