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Newport investigating year's first murder after man found shot in own office

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) – Newport Police are working their first murder of 2012 after a business owner is shot to death.

According to the Newport Police Department, 78-year-old Paul Tinsley was found dead inside his business around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police say they arrived at Tinsley Auto Sales at 1216 Highway 367 North in Newport to respond to a possible shooting.

When medics arrived, they found that Tinsley suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead; his body was taken to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner's for an autopsy.

At the Newport City Council meeting Tuesday night, Chief Michael Scudder apologetically said he could not offer any information about the suspected shooter. He, however, added that police are constructing a timeline up to the moment officers were called to Tinsley's car dealership. Scudder said that that will help officers narrow down the person who shot and killed Tinsley. 

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest updates as soon as they become available.

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