FEBRUARY 7, 2021
The Arkansas State Police is investigating a drive-by shooting that left one person dead and another critically wounded. The incident occurred about 4:20 PM Saturday afternoon (February 6th) in Phillips County along U.S. Highway 49.
Jimmy Ross, 33, of Lexa, the driver of a northbound vehicle, and his passenger, Ashanti Jones, 29, were both struck by gunfire as they traveled north near the Monroe County line. The gunfire came from another vehicle, the make or model, unknown.
Both Ross and Jones were transported by ambulance to a Stuttgart hospital where Ross was pronounced dead. Jones was later transferred to a Little Rock hospital. A 16-month-old infant traveling with Ross and Jones was not injured.
Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are leading the investigation.