JONESBORO — An Osceola man was hospitalized early Tuesday morning following a violent high-speed chase on Red Wolf Boulevard.
Dispatchers at the Jonesboro E-911 Center received a call just before midnight regarding an armed man traveling in a white car chasing two others, said Sally Smith, police department public information specialist.
Officer Tanner Huff wrote in the redacted incident report that he was on a traffic stop at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Melrose Street when he heard several gunshots east of his location.
Multiple suspects started firing at a car with a male driver and passenger inside near Aggie Road, Smith said. In an attempt to flee from the shooters, the driver, 23, sped away, only to crash after passing Alumni Drive on Red Wolf, she said.
“The car went through the barrier fencing south of the round and landed in the pines by the ASU (Arkansas State University) Stadium. The driver fled to get help. Officers found him at Embassy Suites,” Smith said.
The incident report indicates that a bullet grazed the right side of his head, next to his ear. Officers also observed a “large contusion on (the) right temple.”
He was transported to St. Bernards Medical Center for treatment, the report states. The driver’s damaged maroon 2014 Ford Fusion was damaged and towed away from the A-State campus.
The passenger, 31, of Forrest City, refused treatment for a minor injury he incurred, Smith said.
Detectives have been assigned to the case, and JPD’s probe is ongoing, the report shows. The circumstances that led to the incident are “unknown.”
No arrests had been made in connection with the shooting, she said Tuesday.
“Police are currently seeking information about the suspects connected to this incident. If you have information regarding this case, call the Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-5657,” Smith said.