• Man found shot and killed while sitting in vehicle, victim identified

    By: Jeremy Pierre

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    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - A 24-year-old West Memphis man is dead after an early morning shooting on Sunday. 

    Calenesi Barringer says waking up to learn that someone killed a man in front of her home is hard to grasp. 

    “It’s just crazy,” Barringer said. 

    Early Sunday morning, West Memphis police say they responded to a shots-fired call at the Imperial Homes Apartments. 

    Police say officers found 24-year-old Basha Thomas’ body in a car that had been shot multiple times. 

    “I heard six to seven gunshots while I was laying down on the couch around 5:30,” Barringer said. 


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    Sources who know Thomas told FOX13 he is the brother of Jordyne Craig, the 15-year-old girl from West Memphis who lost her life in a drive-by shooting last summer. 

    Many other residents told FOX13 off camera they heard shots but didn’t hear anything before or after the shots. 

    “Now people are just jumping right to the gun, like why,” Barringer said. 

    According to West Memphis police, no suspect information is currently available. 

    Barringer says she just hopes this isn’t a sign of more violence to come. 

    “It’s just crazy that’s why I fear for my kids’ life,” Barringer said. 

    West Memphis Police are asking if you have any information about this case to call the West Memphis Police Department or Crimestoppers. 

    If you have any information on this case, please contact the Crittenden County Crime Stoppers at 870-732-4444.

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