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Five people have been arrested in a shooting that left one person dead and two injured in Blytheville, police say, and authorities believe one suspect died after being run over by his fleeing accomplices.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired about 7 p.m. Monday at a residence in the 1700 block of Sales Street, according to a news release from the Blytheville Police Department. Three people were found shot at the residence, and one later died, authorities said.

The victims had not been identified as of Wednesday afternoon.

While officers were on the scene, they were notified that another individual -- later determined to be a suspect in the shooting -- was taken to a nearby hospital. Police believe the suspect died from injuries sustained from being run over by a vehicle as his accomplices fled the scene.

Those arrested are Raymond Juneraick, 52; Randy Rocha, 22; Antonio Rocha, 28; Israel Rocha, 52; and Adam Rocha, 26.

Charges filed in the case include first-degree murder, first-degree battery, manslaughter, terroristic act and engaging in violent criminal group activity. It was not immediately clear what charges each suspect faces.

Assisting in the investigation were the Arkansas State Police, Drug Task Force, Missouri Highway Patrol, Butler County sheriff's office and Sikeston, Mo., Police Department Special Operations Group.


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