• Dennis McCaslin

Suspect arrested and charged with New Year's Eve shooting spree


Fort Smith Police have arrested 26-year-old Matthew Steward in connection to the Jan. 1 shooting of seven victims at The Wave in the 2900 block of Towson Avenue.


The FSPD Criminal Investigations Division developed Steward as a suspect after witness interviews and a thorough investigation. Steward is facing charges of Terroristic Act 1st, Battery 1st, and five counts of 2nd-degree battery.

Two victims remain hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The other five have been discharged from local hospitals.


The investigation is ongoing. If you have any additional information that can assist, please contact the FSPD at 479-709-5100.





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