IN CUSTODY: West Memphis murder suspect turns himself in

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — The convicted felon named as a suspect in a West Memphis murder investigation has been taken into custody.

Early Thursday morning, the West Memphis Police Department confirmed Carlton Barrett had turned himself in around 8 a.m.  The announcement comes less than a day after the agency issued an alert for the 26-year-old after they say he shot and killed Demtrius Hoard at the Riverside Apartment Tuesday evening.

Hoard had reportedly been shot multiple times. He was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis in extremely critical condition but later died from his injuries.

A motive for the incident has not been released.

Barrett is charged with first-degree murder and gun possession charges.

If you can help, call Crittenden County Crime Stoppers at (870) 732-4444 or the West Memphis Police Department at (870) 735-1210.