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Police searching for man wanted in Phillips Co. shooting

FOX 16 News
FOX 16 News
 2022-07-26

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HELENA WEST-HELENA, Ark. – Police in Helena-West Helena are on the lookout for a man they believe to be connected to a shooting incident.

According to the Helena-West Helena Police Department, officers are searching for 49-year-old Johnny Carlton Otey. Police said Otey is wanted in connection to a shooting that happened July 18.

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Police describe Otey as a Black man standing 5 feet 11 inches and weighing 140 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Investigators say officers responded to the 100 block of Elm Street at approximately 9:44 pm regarding a gunshot victim.

The victim in that shooting told officers that Otey, her husband, shot her in the neck.

The woman was transported to a Memphis hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released.

The Helena-West Helena Police Department is asking anyone with information on Otey’s location to contact officers at 870-572-3441.

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