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Fatal liquor store argument

Arkansas State Police are investigating an incident that reportedly began as an argument but ended with a fatal shooting.
DE VALLS BLUFF, AR – Arkansas State Police are investigating an incident that reportedly began as an argument but ended with a fatal shooting. The incident happened at a liquor store and the store owner was at least initially being held at the Sheriff’s Office in connection with the shooting.

Bill Sadler with Arkansas State Police tells us a criminal investigation was opened into the DeValls Bluff killing. The results will be referred to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

Initial statements from the investigation indicate that at approximately 9:30 PM, Friday night, there was an argument outside the Happy Times Liquor Store between Edgar Wilson, 61, the owner of the business, and Dale Metcalf.

Metcalf, 41, was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.

Wilson and witnesses have been questioned; meanwhile agents are awaiting results of an autopsy and analysis of evidence which has been delivered to the State Crime Laboratory.

Wilson was held Friday night at the Prairie County Sheriff’s Department.

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