Woman Shot Dead in Faulkner County

Douglas Bivens, 47, of Quitman

GUY, Ark. – Officials say children in a home when a deadly shooting occurred called 911 for help.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) says deputies were called to a report of “shots fired” at 55 New Home Road in Guy.

When they arrived, they found Janette Bivens, 71, dead in the yard and Don Bivens, 73, in the house with a gunshot wound to the arm. He was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center for treatment and was expected to recover.

The suspect in the case has been identified as the couple’s son, Douglas Bivens, 47, who was also at the scene and was taken to the FCSO for questioning.  He’s being held at the Faulkner County Jail. There’s no word yet on the charges filed against him.

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