Lawrence County Murder Charge

Gary Fears

A Lawrence County man has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge.

Sheriff’s officials say 57-year old Gary Fears was arrested without incident after deputies responded to a call of a shooting at a home on Highway 91 Friday.

When deputies arrived they found Angel Blackshear inside the home dead.

Authorities say the shooting was the result of a dispute between the homeowner and a roommate.

Lawrence County deputies and Arkansas State Police are investigating.

Meanwhile, Arkansas State Police are investigating the death of a Jackson County man who was found suffering from a gunshot wound on Saturday night.

According to Newport Police, a caller dialed 911 at about 10:15pm Saturday to report that 43-year old Quinton Pruitt, of Newport, was unresponsive at a residence on Calhoun Circle.

Officers entered the residence and found Pruitt with a single gunshot wound. He died after being taken to a local hospital.

No other details were released.

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