Police: 2 suspects captured, 1 at large after man is shot dead in Helena-West Helena

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HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — A 22-year-old man has been pronounced dead after being shot in Helena-West Helena Thursday afternoon, Helena-West Helena Police Chief James Smith said.

Officers say they responded to a shooting call at 2:30 p.m. at the corner of Elm and Franklin, where they found Dominic Otey unresponsive in the middle of the street.

According to the report, after a fight broke out in the area one of the suspects pulled out a weapon and opened fire.

Video, shot by a civilian, shows a group of people trying to revive the victim.

Otey was taken to Helena Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Davonta and Diamond Higgins are now in custody in connection with Otey’s death. Police are still searching for Tommy Higgins.


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