Texarkana Texas Police have arrested a second man in the ongoing investigation of the fatal Halloween party shooting late Saturday, October 30 inside Octavia’s Event Center. 

Detectives believed that Andre Morine, 24, of Texarkana, Arkansas, was also allegedly involved in the shooting. Morine turned himself in to police on Friday afternoon after hearing that there was a warrant out for his arrest. He was booked into the Bi-State Jail.  According to a press release, Morine’s bond has been set at $1 million.


The first person arrested for the alleged shooting was Keuntae McElroy, 21, of Texarkana, Arkansas. He was charged with Murder and nine counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  He is also in the Bi-State Jail with a bond set at $1.95 million.


Back on Saturday, October 30, Texarkana Texas Police responded to 911 calls at around 11:56 PM about shots being fired and multiple people had been shot. The shooting took place at a private Halloween party at a venue located in the 2300 block of Texas Boulevard in Texarkana Texas.

Dmitriy Eremenkov

Once officers arrived they found people running out of the building, but there were several people still inside suffering from gunshot wounds. According to the TTPD press release, there were at least 200 people at the party;

The injured, ranging in age from 15 to 23 years old, were transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center and Christus St. Michael Hospital by ambulance, police unit, and private vehicle.

Unfortunately, Javon Gooden, 20, died at Christus St. Michael.  Detectives believe the shooting took place because of some kind of a disturbance or argument between some of the people attending the party.   It is estimated that there were at least a couple hundred people in the venue when the shootings occurred.

Police crime scene
Brian Jackson

This shooting is still under investigation. TTPD is looking for anyone who might have taken videos or photographs from the night of the party either earlier in the evening or just before the shooting. If you have any information please call the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116.

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