Early Morning Shooting Leads Police on Manhunt


Approximately 6:30 am this morning, the Texarkana Police Department received a call about a women who was shot in the Dollar General parking lot on Highway 71 in Texarkana, Texas. When officers arrived, they found a car in the parking lot, but the victim was nowhere to be found.

Most of the details are unknown at this time, but it appears that the female victim was found about 45 minutes later near Fouke, Arkansas with two gun shot wounds.

According to radio communications, officers found the victim and suspect in a wooded area near the road. The victim had a gunshot to her shoulder and knee.

A LifeNet helicopter landed at the intersection of County Road 20 and the Highway 549 access ramp. LifeNet remained on the scene for about 20 minutes to stabilize the victim.

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Suspect – Antonio Black

The suspect was taken into custody by Arkansas State Police and Miller County Sheriff Deputies.

10:20 A.M. – Statment from Kristi Mitchell TAPD Spokesperson

On May 16, 2014 at 6:30am Texarkana, Arkansas Police responded to the 3700 block of East Street in reference to a 911 call of a shooting. The investigation revealed that the suspect, Antonio Black, B/M 30yoa, shot his girlfriend/ victim, LaPassion Henry B/F 23yoa, after a domestic dispute. This dispute began the previous evening and led up to the morning events which began when Black located Henry and her cousin inside a vehicle located in the 3700 block of East Street. Black then rammed his vehicle into Henry’s vehicle just prior to shooting Henry twice. At that time Black got into the vehicle with Henry inside and fled the scene, leaving Henry’s cousin behind, who then called for police assistance.

Black drove Henry out onto Miller County Road 26 where he left her down a roadway. Black walked back to the highway and was subsequently located by police and arrested. Henry was located and air lifted to St. Michael hospital for medical attention. Henry’s condition is unknown at this time. Black was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault of a Family or Household Member, Kidnapping, Theft of Property o/5000, and Criminal Attempt – Capital Murder.

Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.



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