Pine Bluff police have identified the victim of a Thursday morning homicide as 28-year-old Marquis Donte Williams.

Williams’ death, which occurred around 9:00am in the area of 10th Avenue and Juniper Street, marks the first homicide in Pine Bluff for 2019.

“There is no suspect information available at this time,” Officer DeAunuana Martin, public information officer with the Pine Bluff Police Department, said in a news release.

Authorities responded to a caller on Thursday morning who said he heard a lot of noise followed by gunshots and then saw two vehicles leave that area.  Authorities found the victim lying beside a car about two blocks away from where the shooting reportedly occurred.

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