Jonesboro police in Arkansas arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of a shooting after they found his wallet at the crime scene.

On Tuesday, June 11, officers responded to reports of gunfire on the 2500 block of East Johnson Avenue. The victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to the lower leg, was taken to a local hospital.

K8 News reported that police arrived to find two vehicles speeding away from the scene. During a probable cause search, officers discovered a wallet containing the ID of Zadarius Merritt at the location of the shooting.

Witnesses and the victim provided descriptions of the suspect and the weapon used, leading detectives to positively identify Merritt as the shooter.

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On Wednesday, June 19, Craighead County District Court Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause to charge Merritt with first-degree battery, setting his bond at $75,000. If Merritt manages to post bond, he will be required to wear an ankle monitor and comply with a no-contact order issued by the judge.

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