Three people shot in apartment disturbance

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 7:17 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2021 at 4:59 PM CDT
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POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The Trumann Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent three people to the hospital.

According to a Facebook post, Trumann Dispatch received a call around 4:44 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, about a man lying in the road near Highway 463 and Main Street.

When they arrived, Trumann Police found that two men and a woman had been shot.

Upon further investigation, police determined the shooting resulted from a disturbance at an apartment on Cross Street.

Two of the victims suffered critical injuries and were flown to a hospital. An ambulance took the third victim, who was in stable condition, to a local hospital.

Trumann police released Thursday afternoon the names of the victims in the shooting.

Johnny “Bo” Barnes, Kerry Despain and Dafney Whitman, all of Trumann were injured in the shooting. Barnes and Despain were in intensive care, while Whitman was treated and released, police said.

No other suspects or victims were involved in this incident, police said.

Officers briefly shut down Cross Street to collect evidence.

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