Friend calls shooting victim hero

Friend calls shooting victim hero
(Source: KAIT)

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT/KARK) - The friend of the man shot and killed during an incident outside Walmart in Trumann said the actions Robert Highfill took make him a hero in his eyes.

According to a report from Little Rock NBC affiliate KARK, Rickey Bishop said he can't believe what happened to his friend.

Trumann police were called to the Walmart store in Trumann Sunday night about a man threatening a woman with a gun.

When police arrived, they say they found Gabriel Urrabazo with a gun to his ex-wife's head.

Police said Urrabazo was threatening the woman when Highfill walked up and tried to talk Urrabazo into putting the gun down.

However, police say Urrabazo shot Highfill, killing him.

Bishop said Highfill knew the woman's family and that she possibly survived the night because of Highfill.

"He possibly saved the girl from being shot in the head," Bishop said.

Trumann police also believed Highfill's actions may have saved the woman's life.

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