Man's Death under Investigation in Perry County

PERRY COUNTY, AR - An investigation is under way into a man's death over the weekend.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) says it happened shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Deputies were called to the scene of a shooting incident at the intersection of Baylor House Rd. and State Highway 113.

That's where they found Michael Z. Steele, 48, dead. 

The PCSO says one person has been taken into custody and is awaiting formal charges to be filed later today. 

Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division were requested by Perry County authorities to investigate the incident. 

An autopsy of Steele’s body is to occur later today to determine manner and cause of his death.

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