Altercation results in shooting


On Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to a shooting in the 1700 block of Laurel Street.

According to police, Upon arrival Officers located the victim, 28-year-old Leon Crabtree, in the driveway of the residence sitting in his vehicle with a gunshot wound in the leg.

The investigation determined that Crabtree went to the residence and a verbal altercation began between he and the suspect, 58-year-old George Foster. According to reports, the altercation turned physical when Crabtree refused to leave the residence. At that time, Foster retrieved a small caliber rifle and shot Crabtree in the knee.

Crabtree was taken to Wadley Hospital by personal vehicle for non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover. Foster was arrested on scene for 1st Degree Battery and Possession of a Weapon by Certain Person.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is urged to contact Texarkana Arkansas Police at 903-798-3154, or the Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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