LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pine Bluff Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday evening.

Around 10:14 p.m., officers heard several gunshots and were notified about a man lying in the street near Vaugine and Hickory. 46-year-old John Stepps was found lying near his car suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County Deputy Coroner.

This incident is being investigated by the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division as a homicide. Anyone with information regarding this is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or dispatch at 870-541-5300.