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Arkansas: Jonesboro Police Identify Victims and Suspected Gunman in Sunday’s Deadly Shooting

March 11, 2024






The Jonesboro Police Department has released details regarding the victims and suspected gunman involved in the tragic shooting that occurred early Sunday morning.

The incident took place at 641 Burke Avenue at 4:50 a.m. on March 10, resulting in the death of two individuals and injuries to several others.

According to the preliminary incident report, the suspected gunman has been identified as 32-year-old Tarail Moody of Jonesboro. Moody allegedly shot seven people, resulting in the deaths of Amari Ialanthe Giles, 20, and Dwight Starks, 24, both residents of Jonesboro.

Among the injured was 27-year-old Daja A. Giles, who suffered gunshot wounds and was initially treated at a local hospital before being transferred to The MED in Memphis.

Moody was also pronounced dead at the scene; however, the circumstances of his death have not been specified.

Police Chief Rick Elliott stated that the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute, shedding light on the tragic nature of the incident.

In the aftermath of the shooting, the city of Jonesboro has expressed its commitment to addressing such events, emphasizing the need for collaborative efforts involving legislative, public safety, and faith leaders to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

“The shooting event that happened in the early morning hours on Burke Ave. appears to have stemmed from a domestic situation that escalated to involve bystanders at an after-hour large group gathering. City and police leadership are in discussions with legislative, public safety and faith leaders about policies aimed to help preempt future events such as this. While no law can prevent every crime, we hope that diverse shared input on the subject will produce meaningful steps we can take together.

Please pray for our community and especially for the families of everyone involved.”

City of Jonesboro, AR – Government

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time, and we join the city of Jonesboro in urging for unity and support for those affected by this tragedy.


Credit: K8 News

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