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Hot Springs Police were called to the 2000 Block of Central Avenue yesterday morning around 2 AM in reference to a person firing a gun at people in the parking lot of an apartment building.
HSPD Officers were quick to arrive and locate 3 victims. The victims said that a former tenant had showed up (at 2 in the morning) to collect his belongings and had a person, later identified as Dontae Addy 30, of Hot Springs, with him. An argument broke out between the people. The former tenant and Mr. Addy began to leave when Mr. Addy allegedly turned around and fired a pistol 5 times in the direction of the 3 victims. 4 bullets struck the building behind where the victims were standing.
The former tenant and the shooter fled the scene in different directions. Officers at the scene took the complaint and alerted all other officers with the description of the suspect. HSPD Officer Greene spotted a person matching the description of the shooter about a block away. He stopped the suspect. During the contact, the suspect allegedly stated that he was in possession of a handgun. The suspect was detained and a .40 caliber pistol was located on his person.
All 3 victims positively identified Mr. Addy as the person that shot at them. 5 spent .40 caliber bullet casings were located at the scene and a computer check of the gun revealed that it had been reported stolen out of Garland County. Mr. Addy was convicted of felony crimes in 2014 and 2015. Felons are not allowed to possess firearms, possess stolen firearms or shoot at people in parking lots after midnight in the Great State of Arkansas.
Mr. Addy was arrested, transported to the Garland County Detention Center and charged with Felony Aggravated Assault x3, Felony Theft By Receiving and Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Persons. His bond amounts total $20,000.