A Dumas man is in custody after allegedly shooting two people last week, one of whom died.

According to the McGehee Dermott Times-News, Derrick Nixon, 34, was taken to the Dumas City jail where he was held on probable cause of first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.


Nixon was arrested after Dumas Police were sent to 315 S. Ash St., in response to a reported disturbance. They found two individuals shot. Jason Jenkins, 36, died at a hospital while Robert Washington, 35, both of Dumas was treated and released.

The Arkansas State Police and Dumas Police are jointly investigating the incident, the newspaper said.