Ark. man arrested after shooting leaves 7-year-old critically injured

BEEBE, Ark. (KTHV) – An Arkansas man was arrested on Monday after a shooting left a seven-year-old critically injured.

Around 8 p.m., the Beebe Police Department responded to a reported shooting on South Cypress Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a juvenile victim in the driveway of the residence with an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim was transported by helicopter to a local hospital and currently remains in critical condition. 

According to police reports, 26-year-old Jeremiah Owens of Beebe was identified as a person of interest in the shooting investigation. He was arrested and charged with first degree battery.

Owens is being held in the White County Detention center on a $50,000 bond. His first court appearance is set for April 4 at 9 a.m. in the White County Circuit Court.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and no other information has been released at this time. Stay with THV11 and thv11.com for more details as they become available.

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