Police Looking for Suspect in Texarkana Shooting
A Texarkana, Texas man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg at about noon today, May 18, 2015 while outside a local apartment complex.
Officers were called to the scene of the shooting in the 1400 block of Hazel Street. Demarquis Blackwell, 21, told officers that Ricky Shawn Crawford shot him once in the leg with a semi-automatic pistol as he was running away from Crawford. Following the shooting, Crawford allegedly fled the scene with another man in a black Chevrolet Camaro.
Blackwell was transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center for treatment of his wound. The injury was not life threatening. Blackwell is expected to make a full recovery.
Detectives have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Crawford, 28, of Texarkana, Texas, for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Texarkana, Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116 or Crime Stoppers at 903-792-STOP (7867).