UPDATE: EUDORKA, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — The suspect wanted in connection to a homicide last week in Eudora, Arkansas has been found.
Police say Scottie Smith was found in Louisiana on Sunday, November 15, 2020.
Officers say he has been on the run since the alleged shooting death of Cordera Jackson, 33, on Thursday November 12th.
Eudroa Police Chief Carl McRee says the department is working to bring Smith back to Chicot County, Arkansas.
We will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they become available.
EUDORA, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) (November 13, 2020 7:19 p.m.) — The search continues for a man accused of killing another man in Eudora Thursday afternoon.
Multiple agencies including investigators with the Eudora Police Department, Chicot County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police have spent the last 24 hours searching for the suspect who allegedly shot and killed Cordera Jackson, 33, of Lake Village.
A group of Investigators spent the morning until about noon searching for the suspect around his home which is also where the shooting occured.
There is a wooded area behind the home which is where the suspect fled following the shooting, according to police.
Officers initially received a call about a domestic disturbance at a home on Roosevelt Road around 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Relatives of the suspect say Jackson was in a physical altercation with a 19-year-old female who lives in the same residence as the suspect.
The suspect witnessed the alleged altercation and itervened. Moments later is when shots were fired.
Jackson’s body was found in front of a neighbor’s home and was taken to a local hospital for treatment but died about two hours later.
According to Thomas Deen, Prosecuting Attorney for the 10th Judicial District, Jackson was shot “repeatedly”.
Authorities spent the day scattered around the city of Eudora.
The suspect hasn’t been identified and is considered armed with a gun. If you see anything or hear anything that may be suspicious, call the Eudora Police Department or the Arkansas State Police.
Eudora Homicide Investigation Underway
EUDORA, Ar. — Authorities are investigating a homicide which occurred around 2:00 PM yesterday in Eudora.
According to investigators, they found the victim, Cordera Jackson, age 33, who was shot and later died of his injuries.
Officials say the incident began as a domestic disturbance that occurred in the 2000 block of Roosevelt Street in Eudora.
Eudora police officers say they responded to the residence where they found Jackson outside the house suffering from a gunshot wound.
Investigators say he was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds at 4:10 PM.
According to a press release, authorities are still searching for the shooting suspect along with Arkansas State Police Special Agents who were assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. Officials say the Arkansas State Police Special Agents believe they spotted the suspect who fled into a wooded area near the crime scene.
Investigators say the suspect is still believed to be armed and dangerous.
Jackson’s body is being transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where a manner and cause of death will be determined.
State police special agents say the investigation is ongoing and they plan to submit an investigative file to the 10th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney to obtain a warrant for arrest.