Paragould police release names in murder/suicide

Paragould police release names in murder/suicide
Paragould police say the man's body was found on Darling Street. (Source: Google)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould Police Department has released the names of the people involved in Tuesday’s apparent murder-suicide.

According to a Facebook post on Friday, officers responded to a call in the Darling Street area in reference to a suicide.

**UPDATE** On September 25th, 2018, Paragould Police Officers responded to a call in the Darling Street area in...

Posted by Paragould Police Department on Friday, September 28, 2018

When officers located a deceased male later identified as Gallie Charles Jr., age 60 of Paragould, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A witness on scene stated that Gallie had stated he had killed his ex-wife just prior to shooting himself.

Officers then found a deceased female, later identified as Cathy Charles, age 59 of Paragould, a Paragould business minutes later with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say Cathy Charles and Gallie Charles, Jr. had recently gone through a divorce.

Both bodies have been sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab and autopsy results are pending.

The case is being treated as a murder/suicide.

No other details are being released at this time.

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