Trumann man shot dead after forcing himself into wrong house

TRUMANN, Ark. (AP) - Police say a Trumann man looking for his wife after an argument went to the wrong home and was shot to death by the homeowner when he tried to force his way inside.

Trumann police say Saturday's shooting death of 34-year-old Todd Short appears to be a justifiable homicide. Police Chief Larry Blagg says Short apparently got into an argument with his wife, and that she went to a family friend's home. According to police, Todd Short went to a nearby home - thinking that's where his wife was staying - and tried to force his way inside.

The homeowner, Jimmy Hand, then fatally shot Short with a shotgun. Police say the two homes were "cookie cutter" and that both had similar cars in the driveway. The shooting remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed against Hand.

Region 8 News is tracking this story in Poinsett County.  Chief Blagg may release the findings of the investigation Monday.

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