Suspect Surrenders after Deadly Shooting in Altheimer

ALTHEIMER, AR - A local man has surrendered to authorities to face charges in a deadly shooting.

It happened near 3rd & Main around 8:20 Wednesday night.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) says Keith Darnell Shelton, 30, is accused in the incident that took the life of Thrisdon Deshawn Eason, 26, and left Alfred Burton, Jr., 26, injured. Both victims are from Altheimer.

The JCSO says Shelton surrendered to deputies 12 hours after criminal investigators named him as the prime suspect in the shooting.

Eason was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. Meanwhile, Burton, the surviving victim, was taken by ambulance to the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he received medical treatment for a single gunshot wound. 

"At least one witness on the scene spoke with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and stated that there was an argument between the victims and the suspect that led to the shooting. However, specifics as to what prompted the deadly argument remain unclear. Investigators have not recovered a weapon; however, they did recover shell casings from the scene,” said Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Shelton faces felony criminal charges of 1st Degree Murder for the shooting death of Eason and Attempted Murder for shooting Burton.

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