Neighbor: Stuttgart Shooting Victim was Friends with Suspect

STUTTGART, Ark. - One eastern Arkansas man is dead, another in custody after a shooting Sunday afternoon in Stuttgart. 

The homicide happened one day after the city's World Championship Duck Calling competition wrapped up. 

In the shadows of silos, the older neighborhood in Stuttgart is now more than a hang out, it's a crime scene. 

"It's just one of those incidents where everything went down wrong," Holt said.  

Torris Holt has lived in the neighborhood for several years. 

He heard the first two shots ring out Sunday afternoon in the open lot on North Lowe Street. 

"Started out horse-playing and it came into something else," he said. 

According to Arkansas State Police, 39-year-old Charles Ice had been shot multiple times. 

He later died at the hospital. 

Witnesses told police the fight broke out between Ice and 30-year-old Morgan McDonald. 

McDonald now faces charges of first degree murder and a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Holt knew both of them. 

"They was supposed to be good friends and they worked together."

ASP continues to investigate what started the fight between friends. 

But with kids who play nearby, Holt is grateful for one thing.... 

"The good thing about it, nobody else get shot, no innocent bystander."

Ice's body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine his official cause of death. 

McDonald is being held at the Arkansas County Detention Center. 


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