Raceway shooter now facing murder charge after victim dies

Marvin Arrell Stanton

The victim in Friday nights shooting at Raceway on State Line has died and the shooter is now facing a murder charge.

On Friday, September 25th, 2015 at about 10:30pm there was a confrontation between Jesse James Hamilton and Marvin Stanton.

According to Texarkana, Arkansas Police Public Information Officer Kristi Bennett the problem began when Stanton took issue with a parking spot Hamilton occupied when Stanton arrived with two other motorcyclists.

According to multiple witnesses, Stanton first threatened Hamilton with a gun then after fighting with Hamilton for a brief time he pulled the weapon and shot Hamilton one time.

Hamilton was taken to St. Michaels Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and later died as a result of the injuries sustained in the shooting.

According to Bennett Stanton was found at the shooting scene and arrested by Texarkana police. “He was still in possession of the firearm believed to have been used in the assault at the time of his arrest.”

“Stanton was initially charged with Battery 1st but the charge was later upgraded to Murder 1st following Hamilton’s death,” said Bennett

Hamilton’s family was notified of his death shortly after he died around 3:00am this morning.

Hamilton’s body is being sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy.

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