UPDATE (02/24/2023): As of Friday, February 24, 2023, the Camden Police Department has arrested 18-year-old Dquaveus Benton for the fatal shooting at the intersection of Cleveland Street and Chestnut Street. According to officials, Benton was charged with Second-Degree Murder and is housed in the Ouachita County Detention Center.
Authorities are currently searching for three other suspects in the shooting. If you have any information on the shooting, call 870-836-5755.
CAMDEN, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — The Camden Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a student during an after-school fight.
On Wednesday, officers of the Camden Police Department were called to the intersection of Cleveland Street and Chestnut Street due to a possible shooting. Upon arrival, authorities located a dead victim and another male victim, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot.
The victim was shot in the torso area and that his body was taken by the Ouachita County Coroner’s Office.
Authorities were informed that the victims were walking to the intersection after being released from school until a truck with four men initiated a physical altercation with the victims. During the fight, several gunshots were heard and the four people in the truck fled the scene.
The two victims and the suspects are all juveniles. This is an ongoing investigation and prayers are with the family’s involved.CHIEF BOYD M. WOODY, CAMDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT