Man Killed, Woman Injured in Shooting in Pope County

POPE COUNTY, Ark. -- A man is dead and a woman injured after a shooting Friday night near Atkins.

The shooting is being investigated as an attempted murder-suicide, according to the Pope County Sheriff's Office.

The identity of the man and woman and her condition have not been released pending notification of relatives.

Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Buttermilk Road.

White responders were on the way, the call was upgraded to shots-fired.

Authorities entered the home and found the deceased man and injured woman.

She was flown to a Little Rock hospital for treatment.

The Pope County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas State Police, ASP Criminal Investigators, the Pope County Coroner and Hector police worked the case, according to the River Valley Leader.

That investigation is continuing.


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