Shooting Investigation

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One person is dead and another person in custody after a Friday night shooting in Newport.

Police say officers went to the 1400 block of Holden Avenue around 6:45pm Friday night about a fight between two men.

A woman at the scene told police that 42-year old Christopher Crawford had been shot. He later died at a local hospital.

Newport Police say a suspect has been identified and is in custody at the Jackson County Detention Center, pending a first judicial appearance.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to please contact the Newport Police Department at 870-523-2722.

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