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FAYETTEVILLE -- Police announced the arrest of a Lowell man after one person was killed and another injured in a shooting in Springdale early Saturday.

Franklin Soto-Ramos, 21, was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with capital murder and attempted capital murder after investigators learned he was fleeing north, Lt. Jeff Taylor said late Saturday.

Soto-Ramos was arrested at 2:15 p.m. outside of Indianapolis, Taylor said. Soto-Ramos was driving a black Chevrolet Impala at the time of his arrest, Taylor said.

Officers were flagged down at a Kum & Go, 1260 E. Robinson Ave., just after 3 a.m. and were told there was a shooting at the neighboring McDonald's, according to a news release from Springdale police.

Police say Carlos Alexander Ascencio, 18, died in the shooting. Police didn't release Ascencio's home address. Juan Carlos Bahena-Garcia, 20, was injured in the shooting and was listed in critical condition Saturday evening.

Police found Ascenio and Bahena-Garcia with gunshot wounds in the restaurant's parking lot. Ascencio was pronounced dead at the scene, while Bahena-Garcia was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to witnesses, at least one suspect left the scene in a white car, police said. Witnesses told police they believed multiple people were in the fleeing vehicle, according to authorities.

The investigation into the shooting continues and more arrests may be made, Taylor said.

Police said Soto-Ramos was arrested with the help of the Illinois State Police; Indiana State Police; the Terra Haute, Ind., Police Department; and the Indianapolis Police Department.

NW News on 06/23/2019

Print Headline: One killed, one injured in Springdale shooting

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