Local man perishes in shooting Friday; another individual injured

Friday, March 27, 2020

A Blytheville man lost his life in a shooting Friday.

According to Blytheville Police Department Capt. John Frazier, 19-year-old Tadarius Daniels perished in the incident, while another individual sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

"On March 27th, 2020 officers of the Blytheville Police Department responded to the Great River Medical Center in reference to two individuals who had been shot," Frazier said. "Upon arrival at the hospital officers contacted one victim who was injured with non-life-threatening injuries, and one individual who was deceased. The decedent was identified as 19-year-old Tadarius Daniels. Officers located a crime scene in the 300 block of Walls St. This case is being investigated as a homicide. The evidence in this case suggests that the crime was not a random act and may have been the result of a narcotics transaction that went bad."

If anyone has any information in this case, they are urged to contact the CID at 870-763-4411. Information can also be provided to the Blytheville crime stoppers hotline at 844-910-STOP or you can email your tips to blythevillecrimestoppers.com.