Jury selection began Wednesday morning in the trial of a Pine Bluff man accused in the shooting death of another man in 2011.

Jury selection began Wednesday morning in the trial of a Pine Bluff man accused in the shooting death of another man in 2011.

Michael A. Thomas is charged with capital murder in the April 9 death of Archie Kendrell Kirklin, 24, who was shot on the parking lot of the Speedway convenience store at 2504 S. Cherry St.

Thomas has pleaded innocent.

Prosecutors said Kirkin was shot three times in the upper body and was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by a doctor in the emergency room.

Three witnesses positively identified Thomas as the person who fired the shots.

Thomas left the scene after the shooting and surrendered to police the following day.

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty and if Thomas is convicted of capital murder would be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The case is being heard in Fifth Division Circuit Court before Judge Jodi Raines Dennis, and is expected to last two days.