One person dead, another injured in West Memphis shooting

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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.  —West Memphis police are offering a reward for information following a deadly shooting over the weekend.

"I heard, 'Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.' I just kind of got down, because I didn't know if anybody was shooting at my house," neighbor Theresa Sims said.

According to police, they responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of McCauley Cove.

They found Unseld Nance Jr. lying in his neighbor's driveway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Nance didn't survive his injuries.

A second victim, identified by police as Toney Davis, had been shot in the leg. He's expected to be okay. Davis is Nance's cousin.

While inside, their investigation widened.

Police believe the shooting was the result of a robbery during a drug deal. They found marijuana, packaging material and guns in the house and believe Nance was dealing.

"We found a decent amount of narcotics and some guns. It looks like the motive was possibly a drug-type robbery," Captain Joe Baker, with the West Memphis Police Department said.

He says they're being told Nance was dealing drugs out of the home.

It's not the first time city officials have heard of Nance's name.

Ten years ago, Nance was with 12-year-old DeAunta Farrow when Farrow was shot and killed by an officer in 2007. The officer was cleared.

Now, police hope to put his killer behind bars.

"It's very important we get them off the street. Not to mention, the young man, whether or not he was involved in drug trafficking, is deceased. Someone needs to answer for that," Captain Baker said.

So far, police do not have any suspect information. They said they will be giving up to $2,000 to anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Currently, the district attorney is not pursuing drug and gun charges against Davis.


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