Police investigating double homicide in NE Ark.

Rolando Westbrook (Source: Forrest City Police Department)
Rolando Westbrook (Source: Forrest City Police Department)

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) – A suspect in the shooting death of a53-year-old Forrest City man was arrested and arraigned February 13, in addition to being a court-ordered for a psychological examination.

According to Police, 48-year-old Rolando Westbrook, of Haynes, was arrested andarraigned for murder in the first degree in St. Francis County and for themurder of his estranged wife, Tracey Westbrook, of Haynes, in Lee County.

Forrest City Police say these charges came after a double homicidethat happened at 7:51 p.m. Dec. 20 on 122 West Sharp Street.

According to police, officers discovered the body of Larry G.Stacy in the front room of his home bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds toabdomen and chest on the night of the shootings.

Later in the investigation, officers say they were able to find Westbrook'scar, which was described by witnesses, at his estranged wife's house in Haynes;standoff between Westbrook and police took place.

The Arkansas State Police SWAT Team later found Westbrook inside, withan apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, and the body of TraceyWestbrook.

Stacy was immediately taken to the Forrest City Medical Centerwhere he later passed. Westbrook was taken to The Med in Memphis.

"Asa result [of the shootings], [Westbrook] has major medical problems that cannotbe managed in a county jail," says Forrest City Police Chief E.P. Reynolds. "Weare working with the prosecuting attorney's office to get him in a statefacility as soon as possible. At this time, there is no indication that he is athreat to the public. We are receiving full cooperation from RolandoWestbrook's family in both of these cases.

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