Police investigating fatal shooting

Police investigating fatal shooting
(Source: Raycom Media)

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Blytheville police are asking for the public's help in solving a fatal shooting.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday officers were called to the 700-block of Lake Street regarding a man shot and laying in the roadway.

When officers arrived they found 49-year-old Lawless Kennedy suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, according to Captain Scott Adams, Criminal Investigation Division commander.

Kennedy was taken by ambulance to Great River Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

His body will be taken to the Arkansas Medical Examiner's Office in Little Rock for autopsy.

Detectives spoke with several residents in the area and obtained some information.

Adams said the department is asking that anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the police department at (870) 762-0405 or the hotline at 870-762-2677.

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