MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An arrest has been made in a deadly shooting in West Memphis.
Police found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at a residence in the 1800 block of North Mcauley on Sunday around 8 p.m.
West Memphis police say someone called shortly after 8 p.m. saying someone had been shot at the home on the corner of North McAuley drive and North 18th street.
Police say when they got to the scene, they found the victim, 35-year-old Samuel Lewis, inside one of the interior rooms of the home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He later died from those injuries.
Now, community members are mourning the loss of one of their very own.
“It’s very disturbing for everybody out here in West Memphis because it didn’t use to be like that,” West Memphis resident Meshach Bass said. “You can’t even just walk out the door. You too scared.”
Investigators located suspect Jamarious Rodgers, 21, at a motel nearby and placed him in custody.
Rodgers was charged with capital murder.
This is the fourth homicide to occur in the city since the beginning of October and at least the 10th one to happen this year, according to West Memphis police.
The latest incident happened roughly one week ago on Wilson road, which is less than one mile away from Sunday night’s killing.
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Police say the deadly shooting is still an active investigation.
Anyone with information should call the West Memphis Police Department at 870-735-1210.