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Hope police investigate weekend shooting

By Kevin McKinnon, 03/18/13 4:36 PM

hope-police-departmentPolice are investigating a weekend shooting that sent a Hope man to the hospital. The Hope Police Department reports that Ryan Harris, 22, was shot in the leg following an altercation in the parking lot of the Shell Superstop at 1201 North Hervey around 2:27 a.m. Sunday morning. Police were called to the scene with the report of shots fired. Harris was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police believe that the shooter was Devonte Levell Smith, 18, of Texarkana, Arkansas. The Hope Police Department was in the process of getting a warrant for Smith’s arrest Monday afternoon on the charge of Battery in the First Degree, a Class B Felony.

Smith is described as a black male, 5’9″, 164 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information about Smith’s whereabouts should contact the Hope Police Department at 870-777-3434.