Authorities searching for second suspect in shooting that left 6 injured, 1 dead in Arkansas
By Jennifer Cruz
Chauncey Jovon Thomas, left, turned himself in Sunday, but Kalius Jaciel Lane, right, remains at large. (Photo: Jonesboro Police Department)
One person is in custody as authorities in Arkansas search for a second suspect who is believed to be responsible for a shooting in Jonesboro early Sunday morning that left six people injured and one person dead.
Chauncey Jovon Thomas, 19, surrendered to authorities Sunday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Thomas is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder and six counts of first-degree battery. Kallius Jaciel Lane, 20, also has a warrant for first-degree murder and six counts of first-degree battery, but remains at large. Police say Lane should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police received a call about shots fired at a downtown event hall known as The Basement around 12:20 a.m., according to local reports. When police arrived, they found seven people had been shot, one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene.
The deceased victim was identified as 18-year-old Monterio Barnes. The remaining victims were rushed to area hospitals with at least one being med-flighted to Memphis. Their current conditions were unknown as of late Sunday night. The surviving suspects were identified as Stefan Hawthorne,