Police in Northwest Arkansas have arrested a 22-year-old accused of fatally shooting a person and wounding another after an overnight search.
Springdale Police Department Lt. Jeff Taylor said officers arrested Dekota Harvey around 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Applegate Apartments at 5 Applegate Dr.
Fayetteville police said Harvey shot two people, killing one of them, around 9 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of North Leverett Avenue, just north of the University of Arkansas’ flagship campus.
Further details about the victims and what led up to the shooting weren't immediately released.
Taylor said Harvey briefly holed up inside the Springdale apartments but surrendered to police after negotiating by phone for about 10 minutes.
“He gave up pretty easily once we made contact with him,” Taylor said.
Police said Harvey didn’t have a gun on him during the arrest and it wasn’t immediately clear why he went into the apartments.
Taylor said he didn’t live there.
The Springdale Police Department planned to return Harvey to Fayetteville police.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette contributed to this story.