Woman stabbed, suspect found dead

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

BLACK ROCK, AR (KAIT) - Law enforcement officers with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office responded to a home in Black Rock for a reported stabbing and the suspect in the case is dead.

According to Det. Jamie White, officers were called to 188 Lawrence County Road 221 in Black Rock at 8:15 Saturday morning. A 911 caller stated a woman was stabbed and fled the scene to a home down the road.

Detectives stated the suspect stayed at the home and shot himself. A responding officer stated hearing a gunshot when he arrived.

Officers found the suspect dead in the home.

The woman was flown to a hospital for treatment. Her condition is unknown.

Det. White said the victim was stabbed with a small sword of some type.

Neighbors say the incident came as a shock.  

Several said crimes seldom happen near this road and they were horrified to hear about the incident. 

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