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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.


Tonight, through a joint effort with the Garland County Sheriff Department and the Hot Springs Police Department, at 9:55pm Stephon Harris (DOB: 04/16/96) turned himself in to authorities without incident. The police department appreciates the community’s tips and information that we received concerning this investigation during the past week.

HSPD Official Report on Helen Street Shooting

On May 11, 2016 at approximately 2:25 pm the Hot Springs Police Department received numerous 911 calls in reference to a shooting in the area of Helen Street.   Responding Officer’s located one victim near the scene who had been shot and that victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.  Officers secured the scene and located numerous shell casings in the area of 110 Helen Street.
A short time later, HSPD was notified of two other shooting victims at National Park Medical Center. The victims at National Park Medical Center had been driven there by private vehicles.  Detectives responded to National Park Hospital and contacted two male victims along with several witnesses.  Subsequent to investigation, Jimmy Harris was taken into custody at 110 Helen Street without incident. Harris is charged with three counts of Battery in the First Degree and five counts of Aggravated Assault. Harris’ bond is set at $27,500.
Detectives are currently processing the crime scene and interviewing other persons of interest. All three victims appear to have non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

Hot Springs Police Department Report on Bayles Street Shooting

On 05/09/2016 at approximately 8:15 p.m., the Hot Springs Police Department responded to 211 Bayles Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officer’s found 53 year old Robert Alexander laying in the front entrance of the residence. Mr. Alexander had been shot in his torso and was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital. Mr. Alexander’s condition is critical.
Eric Shaw (DOB: 03/24/1976) was developed as a suspect and it was learned he had possibly fled to Malvern, Arkansas. An arrest warrant for Shaw was obtained. Hot Springs Police contacted the Malvern Police Department and asked for their assistance in locating Eric Shaw. Officers from the Malvern Police Department located Eric Shaw’s vehicle at a local motel. Shaw exited the motel room and was taken into custody. After Shaw was taken into custody, it was discovered he had also shot himself in his leg. Shaw was transported to National Park Hospital for treatment and was released a few hours later.
Eric Shaw was booked into the Garland County Detention Center for one count of Battery in the First Degree. Eric Shaw’s bond is set at $100,000.