PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police have arrested a man believed to have shot a woman in her front yard Monday morning.
Investigators told THV11 that Chris Fletcher, 38, of Pine Bluff, was arrested in Amarillo, Texas, at 2 a.m. Tuesday for capital murder and felon in possession of a firearm.
Fletcher was apparently tracked down through bus records. Sergeant David DeFoor with the Pine Bluff Police Department said when Texas authorities tried to apprehend him, he first lied about his identity and then fled but was caught shortly after.
Police said the shooting, which happened on the 700 block of West 29th Street, was called in by neighbors. The victim, 28-year-old LaRonda McElroy, was rushed to the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.