Police: Homicide suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound
Published: May. 20, 2023 at 4:14 PM CDT
PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - Police say a suspect in a Paragould homicide took their own life before they could arrest them.
According to a Saturday news release, officers conducting a welfare check at a house on May 16 discovered the resident dead.
The body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab which determined the death was a homicide.
A judge issued an arrest warrant for a suspect who was “located in a neighboring jurisdiction,” the release stated.
When officers went to arrest the suspect, the release said “the suspect took their own life via self-inflicted gunshot.”
According to police, the investigation is ongoing. The department stated no additional information would be released at this time.
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