Arkansas 911 News

Press Release: Movie Theater Murder & Shooting; Arrest Made – HOT SPRINGS

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

UPDATE 1/24/2017….Arrest Made…Public Release – HOT SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT (Facebook)

On January 15, 2017, at approximately 9:05 p.m., Hot Springs Police responded to shots fired in the parking lot at Behind the Mall Cinema, located at 4501 Central Avenue. Shortly after the initial report of shots fired, Hot Springs Police were notified of a shooting victim at St. Vincent Hospital.

Quadryon Gipson, age 20, from Hot Springs, Arkansas, had been transported to St. Vincent Hospital by private vehicle. Mr. Gipson had been shot one time in his upper torso area. Mr. Gipson later died at St. Vincent Hospital from his injury. A second shooting victim, identified as Malik Blevins, age 20, also from Hot Springs, Arkansas was with Quadryon Gipson during the shooting. Mr. Blevins was also shot one time in his leg. Blevins was treated and released from an area hospital on January 15, 2017.

Alleged Murderer/Shooter/Dope Dealer – Dylan Carpenter


On January 24, 2017, warrants were issued for the arrest of Dylan Carpenter, age 20, in reference to the death of Quadryon Gipson and shooting of Malik Blevins. At 3:15 p.m. today (01/24/2017), Dylan Carpenter of Hot Springs turned himself into the Hot Springs Police Department. Mr. Carpenter was arrested for Murder Second Degree, Committing a Terroristic Act, and Battery First Degree.

During the course of the investigation, Hot Springs Police have determined this shooting took place during a narcotics transaction in the parking lot of the movie theater.

Dylan Carpenter is currently being held without bond at the Garland County Detention Facility.

ORIGINAL STORY 1/16/2017…Hot Springs Police responded to the call of a shooting that had just taken place at the Behind The Mall Cinema Movie Theater around 9:10pm last night.

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I was live from the scene last night on the Arkansas 911 News Facebook Page with no facts at all reporting on a very fresh and fluid situation that was unfolding as I was shooting the video.  No press release has been issued yet and I have not spoken to anyone about this officially yet.  All information that I put out last night is the same info I have for this morning.

At least 1 person was shot.  Neither the victim(s) nor the suspect were on scene when police arrived.  Police spoke to at least 1 witness at the scene.  I believe that the shooting took place outside in the parking area for that business.  Police had a description of a suspect and a suspect vehicle description.  The victim was found a local hospital minutes after the shooting.

It is possible that a BB gun is involved in this case.

Standing by for the press release.