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Ashdown Homicide Investigation

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 10/7/20 11:58 AM


ASHDOWN – Tuesday night, October 6th, at approximately 8:39 pm, the Little River County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call stating gunshots were heard somewhere near the hospital in Ashdown. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate anything.

At 8:47 pm a citizen of Ashdown called and stated that there was a man laying in his yard. Officers arrived and located a 48 year old male victim laying face down in the driveway suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers administered first aid until an ambulance arrived and transported the victim to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. Officers located the crime scene a short distance from where the victim was found.

The investigation is underway and 2 persons of interest have been named. Officers are currently attempting to locate the persons of interest. Southwest Arkansas law enforcement agencies have been asked to assist in locating the persons of interest.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Ashdown Police Detective Zane Butler at cell phone number 903-276-6370 or call dispatch at 870-898-5115.