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Newport Shooting

July 28, 2003  - Posted at 7:11 a.m. CDT

NEWPORT, Ark.  -- Charges are expected to be filed today against three following a shooting death in what was apparently an early-morning ambush.

A second man was injured in the shooting about two-15 a-m Friday. Twenty-two-year-old Ricky Cobb was killed and 48-year-old Emmit Ballentine was injured in the shooting outside a Newport home.

Cobb's brother, William Cobb, was in the car at the time of the shooting but escaped unharmed. Newport police Lieutenant James Duvall says charges of capital murder, aggravated assault and first-degree battery are expected to be filed today. The suspects' names have not been released.

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