The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to an apparent shooting at 2225 East Street on Wednesday, April 17, at approximately 12:30AM.

Upon officers’ arrival to the scene, it was determined that an 18 year-old victim, Jaqualyn Paxton, suffered a gunshot wound and was being transported by friends to a local hospital. Paxton later succumbed to her injuries and did not survive.  The suspect, 19- year-old Markelle Davis, was located by officers and Miller County Deputies moments after leaving the scene.  Detectives determined an altercation ensued between Paxton and Davis in the parking lot of the complex when Paxton was shot.

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Davis has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder.  This investigation is still ongoing.