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story.lead_photo.caption Keithan Norris and Norman Massey - Photo by Sebastian County sheriff's office

Fort Smith police said Wednesday they have arrested two men accused of shooting a cab driver in the face during an apparent robbery Tuesday night.

Keithan Norris, 19, and Norman Massey, 20, were arrested Wednesday and are being held on charges of second-degree battery, said Aric Mitchell, Fort Smith police spokesman. Norris also faces one count of felony possession of firearm.


A cab driver is recovering after being shot in the head during an apparent robbery in Fort Smith on Tuesday night, police said.

The driver was reportedly shot near the intersection of Mussett and Newlon roads at about 11 p.m., said Aric Mitchell, Fort Smith police spokesman. Mitchell said police believe the shooter called the driver to the area.

According to police, the victim was shot twice, once in the head and once in the torso, and was receiving treatment at a facility outside of Fort Smith for injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.

Mitchell said authorities are investigating but had made no arrests as of Wednesday afternoon.


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  • Foghorn
    February 20, 2019 at 3:46 p.m.

    I fail to see how shooting someone in the face - which is part of the head - as well as the torso, is 2nd degree battery and not attempted murder. I hope the victim fully recovers. These 2 should rot in prison.

  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    February 20, 2019 at 4 p.m.

    Agree with Foghorn. i'm also wondering do cab drivers typically carry a lot of money on them to make prison or death worth it ?

  • GeneralMac
    February 20, 2019 at 6:08 p.m.

    BOXER........on FIRST 48, many cab drivers/convenience store clerks are murdered and the "haul" was under $50.

  • abb
    February 20, 2019 at 6:44 p.m.

    Look at the eyes. They tell all. Soulless feral savages. There should be a proper trial, sentencing and hanging right after Sunday church and lunch.

  • Razorshark
    February 20, 2019 at 6:46 p.m.

    Their defense is I didnt do nuffin.
    Mama agrees, dad no where to be found

  • punk47
    February 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

    Mom says they were just chillin out didn't do it both should be shot.

  • tngilmer
    February 20, 2019 at 11:25 p.m.

    Two more good Arkansas Democrats trying to redistribute the wealth.

  • MaxCady
    February 21, 2019 at 11:19 a.m.

    Oxygen thieves.