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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TOP STORY > >Stepson is held in fatal shooting

A man was arrested for the shooting death of his stepfather in Ward on Tuesday night. At 5 p.m., a caller from Cedar Hills Housing told the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department that he shot his stepfather. Ward police have not released the suspect’s or victim’s names.

The victim was airlifted to UAMS, where he died. The suspect was taken into custody without altercation. He is being held at the Lonoke County Jail awaiting a court appearance.

“Names are being withheld pending notification of family members,” Lieutenant James Staley of the Ward Police Department said Tuesday night.