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Texarkana Man Shot in Knee After Allegedly Refusing to Leave Residence

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Texarkana Arkansas Police are investigating a shooting that occurred over the weekend.

Authorities say they responded to a shooting around 4PM Saturday in the 1700 block of Laurel Street. Upon arrival Officers located the victim, Leon Crabtree, 28, in the driveway of the residence sitting in his vehicle with a gunshot wound in the leg. The investigation reportedly determined that Crabtree went to a residence where a verbal altercation began between himself and the suspect, George Foster, 58, who allegedly fired the weapon.

According to reports, the altercation turned physical when Crabtree refused to leave the residence. So Foster allegedly retrieved a small caliber rifle and shot Crabtree in the knee.

Crabtree was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center by personal vehicle for non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover.  Foster was arrested on scene for 1st Degree Battery and Possession of a Weapon by Certain Person.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is urged to contact Texarkana Arkansas Police at 903-798-3154, or the Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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