The Pine Bluff Police Department (PBPD) reports a fourth murder in four days with the latest victim being 20-year-old Jamonte Smith.
On Tuesday night, Pine Bluff police responded to a residence at 2809 West 40th Avenue in reference to a shooting, according to a PBPD news release. Upon arrival yelling and screaming was heard from inside the residence. The officer entered the home and found Smith lying on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance to JRMC in Pine Bluff where he was pronounced dead. Smith’s body will be sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
At the scene officers spoke with 20-year-old Lecole Wilson (shown in photo), who was later interviewed by detectives at the police station, the news release stated. Following that interview, Wilson was arrested for the shooting death of Smith and was booked in at the Jefferson County Jail for first degree murder. She will be in court for a probable cause hearing later this week. This homicide is the 16th for this year.
“A search warrant was executed on the house to process the crime scene. While doing this a .22 caliber handgun believed to be the murder weapon was recovered,” the news release stated.