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Helena-West Helena man shot in neck, suspect captured

Andra Ewing

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — A man was shot in the neck Tuesday in Helena-West Helena.

It happened around 4 p.m. near Sebastian Street and North Second Street.

The victim was taken to Helena Regional Medical Center and then airlifted to a hospital in Memphis, police said. He was in stable condition.

Several people, including an off-duty officer, witnessed the shooting.

Investigators believe there was an ongoing disturbance between the suspect and the victim, which led to the shooting.

Police have named Andra Ewing, 35, of Helena-West Helena as the suspect. He was taken into custody Wednesday in Mellwood, police said.