May 13, 2004 -- Posted at 3:48 p.m. CDT
RECTOR -- A homicide in Rector late Wednesday night sent shock waves through the small community Thursday. F riends and neighbors were left reeling when they learned of a shooting that left a 31 year-old Rector man dead and another in the hospital.
At 11:17 Wednesday night, a 911 call was made to the Rector Police Department reporting shots fired. When police arrived at 8th Street residence, what they found was a grisly scene.
"One subject was dead at the scene, the other subject was rushed to a helicopter where he was transferred to St. Bernard Hospital," said Police Chief Tommy Baker.
The two victims were identified as Jewell Cavaness, 31, and Brad Hester, 29, both residents of the home. According to police, the men had been gunned down in their living room while they were watching television.
Cavaness's body has been transported to Little Rock for an autopsy at the State Crime Lab. Those working this case say it hits close to home....Cavaness's brother is a police officer in Rector.