On Saturday, January 27, 2024, at approximately 10:25 pm, officers responded to a shopping center in the 800 block of E. Lamar Blvd in North Arlington. The call was made by employees of a business reporting a man with a gunshot wound seeking assistance. The victim, a 29-year-old man, informed officers that he had been shot at a different location in the 2100 block of N. Collins Street and had walked to the Lamar business for help.
While some officers attended to the victim, others headed to the N. Collins Street location. En route, they received information about a stolen vehicle leaving the scene. Believing it could be linked to the shooting, officers attempted to stop the vehicle, initiating a brief pursuit. The pursuit concluded in the 1500 block of NE Green Oaks Blvd, where the vehicle came to a stop.
At the Lamar location, officers provided care to the gunshot victim until paramedics arrived. He was subsequently transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim recounted being at a recording studio on N. Collins Street, where two masked individuals entered and opened fire. He, armed himself, and returned fire, possibly injuring the suspects.
In the apprehended vehicle on NE Green Oaks Blvd, officers discovered two individuals, the driver identified as 30-year-old Kinton Jones, and a passenger, 52-year-old George Duncan. Both had gunshot wounds and were transported to area hospitals. Jones' injuries are deemed non-life-threatening, while Duncan is currently in the ICU.
Guns and a face mask were recovered from the vehicle, leading investigators to believe that Jones and Duncan are the suspects from the N. Collins Street shooting. Once cleared from the hospital, Jones will face charges including Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Evading, and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. Duncan will be charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
The ongoing investigation, based on evidence collected at the N. Collins Street location, suggests possible involvement in high-risk drug activity.