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Police: Alcohol contributing factor to Blytheville shooting death

Charles Campbell Jr. (Source: Blytheville Police Dept.) Charles Campbell Jr. (Source: Blytheville Police Dept.)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Blytheville police arrest a man for murder in the shooting death of another man who lived in the same home.

In a news release, Detective Scott Adams said officers were called out to the 617 Illinois St. just after 11 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived at the house, a minor was on the front porch and told officers 52-year-old Charles Campbell Jr. shot 54-year-old Rodney Lutes.

Officers went into the home and found Lutes lying on the living room floor, unconscious and bleeding.

Campbell was kneeling over Lutes and attempting CPR, according to police. 

Medics at the scene tried to save Lutes, but he died at the scene.

Police said both men live at the home and "alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to the incident."

Campbell was arrested and taken to the Mississippi County Jail. He has been charges with 1st degree murder.

Bond for Campbell was set at $125,000 Monday and his next court appearance is scheduled for April 30.

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