LOGAN COUNTY, Ark. – Arkansas State Police agents are investigating two separate Monday shooting incidents, including one at a Logan County restaurant that are being investigated as a murder-suicide.
According to a release, officers with the Paris Police Department responded to a call at the Sonic restaurant located at 1305 East Walnut Street where officers found 22-year-old George A. Poole, an employee of the restaurant, dead at the scene.
A short time later, deputies said they were called to a location on Kalamazoo Road, five miles from the restaurant, where they found 20-year-old Joshua D. Malagon sitting inside a parked vehicle.
ASP officials said that Malagon had been identified as a suspect in the earlier shooting, and deputies said he would not follow commands to exit the vehicle.
Deputies then reported hearing a single gunshot from inside the vehicle, when they opened the car they found Malagon wounded and attempting life-saving care until paramedics arrived on-scene.
Malagon was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
Both bodies are being transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where the manner and cause of death will be determined.