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Forrest City man dead from gunshot wound, suspect arrested

Willie Doby (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office) Willie Doby (Source: St. Francis County Sheriff's Office)

 FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) – A St. Francis County man was arrested in the death of a Forrest City man Tuesday, according to a news release from the Forrest City Police Department.

According to police, Willie Doby, 34, of Forrest City was charged with first degree murder, possession of a firearm by a certain person and terroristic threatening.

According to the release, officers were called to 615 North Gorman Street in Forrest City. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man lying under a tree suffering from a gunshot wound. He was identified as Louis Thompson.

Thompson was taken to the Forrest City Medical Center before being airlifted to a Memphis hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

If you have information that may lead to additional information about this case, police urge you to call the Forrest City Police Department at 870-633-3434 or Crimestoppers at 870-261-1499.

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