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Homicide Investigation


Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office

Hempstead County Law Enforcement Center

312 South Washington

Hope, Arkansas 71801





Press Release



Hempstead County Deputies and Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a homicide that occurred South of Hope. At approximately 9:56 A.M. today. Hempstead County Deputies were called to a residence on County Road 2 near Hope in reference to a shooting.


While enroute Deputy Jeremy received a description of a possible suspect riding a 4- wheeler leaving the scene. Deputy Mc Bride stopped a 4-wheeler near the scene operated by a 16 year old juvenile and took him into custody without incident.


Other deputies continued to the residence where they discovered a deceased male’s body suffering a gunshot wound.


The victim a 23 year old Hispanic male has been identified however his name will not be released until notification of next of kin.


The 16year old suspect is being held in the Hempstead County Jail.


The matter remains under investigation by the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police.