MPD investigating shooting on Highway 278


According to Monticello Police Chief, Carlos Garcia, on January 3, 2023, at approximately  4:28 a.m., the Monticello Police Department received a call reporting a disturbance at a residence on U.S. Highway 278 East.

Officers arrived at the residence to find two juvenile victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was seen by medical personnel  and one victim was transported to Drew Memorial  Health System in Monticello by medical personnel  where the victim succumbed to their injuries.

At this time, two persons of interest are in custody. The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the Monticello Police Department at 870-367-3411.


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