Sunday car shooting kills 1 and injures another on Hwy 79 in Jefferson County


The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) requested ASP’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigate a shooting incident that took place on Sunday, March 31, 2024, on Highway 79 in Jefferson County.

JCSO Deputies responded to a call at approximately 12:30 a.m. to the 9200 block of Highway 79 to find two individuals inside a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Kavon White, 31, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner. A female passenger was transported to a hospital in Pine Bluff and has since been released.

The deceased was transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, where manner and cause of death will be determined. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CID Company B at (870) 850-8630 or a local law enforcement agency.