[UPDATE] Man Has Been Identified and Has Talked To Texarkana Texas Police
[UPDATE] A Texarkana man called and identified himself as the man in the photo and is talking to Texas-side detectives about the investigation into the Halloween Party Shooting that took place on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
The TTPD issued this statement on their Facebook Page on Wednesday, November 17:
He has been identified. After seeing this post, the man in the picture called Detective Harris this morning.
If you any other information that may help in this case, please contact Detective Cliff Harris at 903-798-3116.
Previous Story Update: November 1, 2021
Texarkana Texas Police have identified the shooting victim who died from his wounds during the Saturday night shooting at a Texarkana Halloween party on Texas Blvd at the Octavia’s Event Center. He is 20-year-old Javon Gooden, of Texarkana, Texas. Police report that the other victims who were shot that night include both males and females, ages ranging from 15 to 23 years old. Fortunately, none of those injuries are thought to be life-threatening.
The investigation is ongoing and Detectives could use your help if you were in attendance at this party, they would like to see any and all pictures and videos captured on cell phones or any kind of audio or video device, just before the shooting started. If you have anything that you think might help or not, please contact the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116.
Keuntae McElroy, 21, of Texarkana, Arkansas (pictured above) turned himself in Sunday. Detectives are currently preparing probable cause affidavits to obtain arrest warrants for McElroy for Murder and eight additional charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Detectives believed that McElroy was inside the building for a period of time before the shooting. The preliminary investigation indicated that the shooting may have been the result of some type of disturbance among some of the partygoers. It is estimated that there were at least a couple hundred people in the venue when the shootings occurred.
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