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Two dead in Blytheville after altercation

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) – An argument leaves two people dead over the weekend in Blytheville.

According to the Blytheville Police Department, around 6am Sunday 23-year-old Charles Whitfield and 27-year-old Timothy Hooper were shot to death on Lilly Street after an the two men got into an argument. Hooper died at the Great River Medical Center shortly after the incident, and Whitfield was transported to Little Rock, where he later died.

Police say during the argument, Hooper produced a handgun and began making threats against Whitfield. An altercation then took place in which Whitfield took the gun away from Hooper, who then left the scene. Shortly after, police say Hooper reappeared with another gun and the two men got into another argument. That's when police say the shooting took place.

Police gathered two guns at the scene, and both bodies will be sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner's Office for autopsies.

Police do not anticipate making any arrests in this shooting incident.

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