• Both suspects arrested after deadly shooting in West Memphis nightclub, police say

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    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - The West Memphis Police Department said Reginald Smith turned himself in to the West Memphis Mayor Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. 

    Police were searching for the 23-year-old after two men were killed and one was injured at the second chance car care center on April 6.

    23-year-old Raheem Stackhouse was arrested for the shooting on Saturday. 

    Mayor Marco McClendon was asked by Smith's mother if he would escort her son into the police department to make sure he was comfortable. The mayor said he hopes this will start the healing process in West Memphis.


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    "It's almost hard for something to happen where I don't have connection to suspects or victim," said Mayor McClendon.

    Smith is the second suspect arrested for a shooting at the second chance car care center. 

    The shooting killed two men and injured another. Mayor McClendon said he spoke to Smith once he was in handcuffs.

    "One of the things he expressed is the love for his daughter and he made my request if I would do that for him and I told him I would," said Mayor McClendon.

    McClendon said he hopes to form a truce between the groups involved in the recent violence.

    "I'm hoping they want to change with their actions because the grave or penitentiary is not the way," said McClendon.

    Police are searching for suspects responsible for two other shootings.

    One shooting killed a 16-year-old playing video games inside a home. The other shooting killed a woman inside her home off Oxford street. 

    "Pray for our children, pray for our parenting, pray for the young men and put the guns down," said Mayor McClendon.

    The Mayor enforced a curfew that requires kids who are 17-years-old and under to stay inside before midnight on the weekend and 11 p.m. during the week.

    He is also considering expanding the summer job program to keep kids out of trouble.

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