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Pine Bluff police arrest man for January murder

20-year-old David Burnett was arrested on Monday by the Pine Bluff Police Department for the Jan. 4 murder of Demarcuz Scott.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Update: The Pine Bluff Police Department arrested 20-year-old David Burnett Monday evening for the Jan. 4 murder of Demarcuz Scott.

According to authorities, Burnett was booked into the Jefferson County Jail for capital murder and aggravated robbery.

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Pine Bluff police are currently searching for a 20-year-old man who is wanted for capital murder and aggravated robbery.

According to authorities, David Burnett is wanted in connection to the deadly shooting of Demarcuz Scott, in what was the first homicide that the city saw since September of 2022.

Pine Bluff police said that the homicide happened at Regency Arms Apartments on Jan. 4. 

According to authorities, the incident took place at Regency Arms Apartment around 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Once police arrived, they found Scott that had been shot, pronouncing him dead at the scene. 

This was the first homicide for the city since September of 2022 and their first of 2023.

Police describe Burnett as being around 6'3" and weighing about 160 pounds. 

Authorities encourage anyone with information to contact them at 870-730-2106 or 870-541-5300.

The investigation is ongoing and we will update this article as more information becomes available.

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