Two Pine Bluff residents were shot to death early Saturday morning on the north side of the city and police have arrested a suspect in the deaths.

Two Pine Bluff residents were shot to death early Saturday morning on the north side of the city and police have arrested a suspect in the deaths.

Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley identified the victims as Marcus Thorns, 44, and Jennifer Wainwright, 34. Deputy Coroner Kim Phillips pronounced Wainwright dead at 3:17 a.m. and Thorns dead at 3:18 a.m. The cause of death was apparent gunshot wounds.

Kelley said the bodies were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory at Little Rock Saturday to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police Lt. JoAnn Bates said a suspect, Adrian Patillo, was arrested at the scene and was being held pending further investigation and an expected court appearance Tuesday.

Bates said the incident was reported at approximately 2:11 a.m., when police responded to a reported shooting at 1014 N. University Drive and found both victims with gunshot wounds.

More detailed information on the circumstances leading up to the shooting was unavailable Saturday and Bates said the incident is still under investigation by the police Detective Division.

The deaths were the ninth and 10th in Jefferson County so far this year and the eighth and ninth inside the Pine Bluff city limits.

They were also the second and third so far this month in Pine Bluff.

On May 11, Randall Blake Jr., 29, was found in the 3100 block of Miramar Drive with gunshot wounds and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Two Pine Bluff men, Robert Neal, 20, and Antonio Alexander, 28, were arrested in connection with that shooting.

Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter has filed formal charges of capital murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm against Neal, who was taken into custody last week.

Alexander is being held at the adult detention center without bond on probable cause of capital murder pending the filing of formal charges against him.

During a probable cause hearing for Alexander on May 15, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Alexander allegedly contacted Blake and arranged to meet him in the 3100 block of Miramar Drive, and while Alexander was talking to Blake, “Neal came up from behind and started shooting.”

Blake was taken to the hospital by ambulance and while he was being transported, reportedly said that Neal shot him and “Alexander set it up.”

Several witnesses who were at the scene also reportedly implicated Neal and Alexander in the slaying.