Two people, including a juvenile, were arrested Sunday after an investigation into a reported shooting Saturday afternoon.
Synkaie Walls, 19, (shown in picture) and Bradford Benson, 16, were accused of being involved in a shooting incident where two juvenile males were shot and received non-life threatening wounds.
Pine Bluff Detective Kaylon McDaniel said in a probable cause affidavit that police were sent to 18th Avenue and Poplar Street, and when they arrived, found one man sitting in the passenger side of a pickup with a gunshot wound to the foot. A second man was found lying in the grass with a gunshot wound to the thigh.
The victims told police they were walking in the area when they got into a verbal altercation with a man, then heard gunshots and ran.
A witness to the incident told police he saw a man get out of a black SUV-style Cadillac and fire a black-colored handgun. The witness also reported seeing Benson, who is being charged as an adult, run toward the vehicle with a gun in his hand.
McDaniel reported that Walls was located Sunday, as well as Benson.
When Benson was questioned with his mother present, he said he had been at a friend’s house and did not know anything about the shooting.
Records at the prosecutor’s office showed that Walls is out on bond after being charged with first-degree battery, terroristic act and aggravated assault in 2017. Because of those pending charges, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 cash-only bond for Walls after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with two counts of first-degree battery.
A $50,000 secured bond was set for Benson on the same allegations.
Both men were ordered to have no contact with the victims until the case is settled.