SPRINGDALE -- Police on Thursday identified Javier Nicolas-Rodriguez as the victim of a homicide earlier in the morning.
Police found Nicolas-Rodriguez, 19, of Bethel Heights, about 3 a.m. Thursday in a vehicle that had crashed in the drive of 1659 Pioneer St., in the northeast part of Springdale, according to a Police Department news release. The police report said he died of an apparent gunshot wound.
The investigation is ongoing, said Capt. Derek Hudson, a spokesman for the Police Department.
Detectives wouldn't release additional information Thursday.
Police also responded to a call of gunshots heard at 386 Wooded Ave. at 6:53 a.m. Thursday. Hudson said he doesn't think the cases are related. The residence on Wooded lies in the southeast part of town and backs up to a wooded area, he said.
Springdale police last worked on a homicide May 14. Steve March was killed in his home on Moulton Lane, which sits in a part of Springdale in Benton County.
State Desk on 12/07/2018
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