Two arrested in shooting outside Jennings Walmart


Two suspects have been arrested for attempted first-degree murder after a man was shot in the parking lot of the Jennings Walmart last month.

Police Chief Danny Semmes said they received an anonymous tip identifying a suspect, and through witness identifications, identified and arrested 18-year-old Nelson Freeman of Welsh on charges of attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and possession of marijuana.

A further investigation led police to identify 18-year-old Javonte J. Pete, of Jennings, according to Semmes.  

Both were arrested on charges of armed robbery and attempted first-degree murder.

Additionally, Freeman was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana. 

The shooting, on April 15, sent one man to a local hospital. 

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