Police make arrest in shooting death of teen

Police make arrest in shooting death of teen

Juvenile charged with murder, apartment owner charged with lying to investigators

ralphhardin@gmail.com It took West Memphis police investigators less than 24 hours to make an arrest in the shooting death of a West Memphis teenager.

On the evening of Feb. 6, 2019, officers responded to a shooting at 2310 Goodwin, Apt. 10, in the Steeple Chase Apartment Complex. Upon arriving on the scene, officers located a deceased juvenile male inside the apartment, later identified as Dexter Moore, 15, of West Memphis. “After conducting an extensive investigation, detectives arrested a 14-year-old male for this shooting and charged him with Murder in the second degree,” said Assistant Chief of Police Robert Langston.

The name of the alleged shooter, a minor, was not released. No word on the motive for the killing was released. It has not yet been determined whether or not the suspect will be tried as an adult.

During the investigation, police were given false information, resulting in the arrest of a resident of the apartment where Moore was killed.

Said Langston, “An 18-year-old female, Laquincia Marshall, who lived at the apartment, provided detectives with false information and was arrested for a felony count of Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution.”

Both Marshall and the juvenile suspect are in custody at the Crittenden County Detention Center and are expected to appear in court today for a bond hearing and arraignment.

By Ralph Hardin