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Press Release (Homicide)

On August 7, 2017 at approximately 8:48 p.m., officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to a shooting at the Valero gas station, located at 1201 Central Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found Derek Antonie Duvall laying in the parking lot on the south side of the gas station. Mr. Duvall, age 29, from Hot Springs had been shot once in his chest. CPR was administered to Mr. Duvall until LifeNet arrived. Once on scene, LifeNet personnel took over CPR, but were unsuccessful in resuscitating Mr. Duvall.
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Valero, near the gas pumps. After being shot, Mr. Duvall ran a short distance and collapsed near the south side of the Valero. No suspect information is available at this time.
Detectives have interviewed multiple people and are following up on investigative leads. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Hot Springs Police Department at 501-321-6789.


Homicide Update
On July 16, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m., officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls, reporting shots fired outside of Boot Scooters, located at 421 Broadway. Upon arrival, officers found Timothy Martin, age 37, deceased inside a 2007 Infinity G35. Mr. Martin’s vehicle was parked on the side of Broadway Street across from Boot Scooters. At the time of the shooting, Boot Scooters was open for business.

HSPD detectives are continuing their investigation, conducting follow-ups and interviews. This homicide does not appear to be random and it is believed Mr. Martin was individually targeted.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact the Hot Springs Police Department at 501-321-6789.


On 04/05/2017 at 10:15 pm., Hot Springs Police were dispatched to a single vehicle accident in the 600 block of Higdon Ferry Road. Upon arrival, officers found the vehicle unoccupied and noted the driver had apparently fled the scene. Officers observed a large amount of blood in and around the vehicle, indicating the driver suffered injuries not consistent with the accident and then fled on foot. Officers searched the area but did not locate the driver or other occupants. Officers found a firearm and spent shell casing inside the vehicle along with suspected marijuana.
At 10:26 pm., a 911 call was received from a residence on Garens Street. The 911 caller stated a man was outside of their house claiming he had been shot. Officers and EMS responded to Garens Street and transported the victim to St. Vincent Hospital. The victim suffered a single gunshot wound and died at the hospital. The victim has been identified as 32 year old, Charles David Hill of Hot Springs.
The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident on Hidgon Ferry Road is identified as 20 year old, Demetrius Perry, also of Hot Springs. Mr. Perry had been transported to a Malvern hospital from the scene by a relative. Detectives were able to interview Perry before he was transferred to Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, where he underwent surgery for a gunshot to his right arm.
Police are continuing to investigate and have information linking the two incidents/persons together. It is believed that Perry and Hill were together in the area of Garens Street when the shooting incident occurred.  Police do not believe any other suspects were involved.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Hot Springs Police Department Detective Division at 501-321-6789.