PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- A 19-year-old was taken into police custody on Wednesday in connection with the September 2015 murder of University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff student, Keith Wilbert, according to CBS affiliate KTHV.
Wilbert, 21, was found shot to death in his home located in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, on Sep. 23, 2015. At the time of the murder, Pine Bluff police believed he was killed during a home invasion and that three people were involved in that crime, the station reported.
But on Wednesday, Harold Magee, 18, of Pine Bluff was arrested after evidence linking Magee to the murder was discovered, police told the station.
No further details have been released and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the homicide is asked to contact the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870) 730-2090 or call the dispatch center at (870) 541-5300.
The UAPB Chancellor, Laurence B. Alexander released the following statement on the arrest Wednesday afternoon:
We extend our gratitude to local law enforcement officials for their measured and thorough investigation that led to an arrest in the death of Keith Wilbert, Jr. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Wilbert family. We are trusting that justice will be served. UAPB remains committed to a social justice agenda that positively impacts the campus, the local community and beyond.