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Suspect arrested after teen girl found dead in Pine Bluff shooting, searching for one

On June 21, police announced 19-year-old Vernon McCraney has been arrested for the murder of the 14-year-old-girl. 16-year-old Keundre Parker is still wanted.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. — According to the Pine Bluff Police Department, officers are in the early stages of investigating a homicide.

Police say around 9:43 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a reported shooting at the intersection of W. 23d and S. Maple.

Upon arrival, officers located a 14-year-old girl with apparent gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim's identity will not be released due to her age.

On June 21, police announced 19-year-old Vernon McCraney has been arrested for the murder of the 14-year-old-girl. McCraney has been booked into the Jefferson County Jail for Capital Murder.

Detectives are still looking for 16-year-old Keundre Parker for the same murder.

Credit: PBPD

This is the 9th homicide for Pine Bluff this year.

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