JONESBORO — A suspect is still being sought in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man in southwest Jonesboro.
The Jonesboro Police Department responded just after midnight to a home in the 700 block of West Strawn Avenue, where Johnathan Felipe was found with a gunshot wound. JPD noted in its initial incident report that he was shot under “unknown circumstances.”
A female resident, 20, reported the shooting to police and was on the scene when the department responded. Police didn’t disclose in the report where Felipe was struck by gunfire or the type of firearm used in the murder.
“No arrest has been made in this case. The homicide is still under investigation,” JPD public information specialist Sally Smith told The Sun on Thursday.
If apprehended, the suspect faces a charge of first-degree murder, which is punishable by 10 to 40 years or life imprisonment in an Arkansas Department of Corrections facility.
The murder of Felipe is the second homicide probed this year by JPD. Deborah Lamb, 63, was fatally shot by her husband Jerry Lamb, 65, last week, according to previous Sun reporting.
The elder Lamb then killed himself in their home in the 3200 block of Turtle Creek Road.
JPD probed 11 homicides in 2020, with the January 2020 murder of Donald Hubbard, 78, still unsolved. The murder of Hubbard was discovered during a call to police for a welfare check.
He was found dead in his home in the 1800 block of Shady Grove Road with several gunshot wounds. Previous reporting indicates that JPD and CrimeStoppers of Jonesboro are offering a $3,500 reward for information that leads to the suspect’s arrest in Hubbard’s murder.
Tips regarding either homicide can be submitted anonymously at 870-935-5657, on the department’s website or Facebook page.