Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabona is reporting the shooting death of Arkejen Freeman, age 22 and from
Arcola. Trabona said officers responded to the 400 block of 3rd Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday (September 21, 2020) and discovered the victim, who had been shot once in the torso with a .22 caliber weapon. Freeman was taken to Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite where he later died.
Detectives are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting, but they are searching for a male juvenile who is a person of interest in this case.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa, Inc., at 1-800-554-5245 or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips icon or Submit A Tip! Be a part of the solution and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000!