Witnesses: Man Who Killed Arkansas Woman Lured Neighbors


FORT SMITH, Arkansas (AP) – An Arkansas man who officials say shot dead an 87-year-old neighbor trying to lure residents of his apartment complex outside before someone did. kills, according to witnesses.

FORT SMITH, Arkansas (AP) – An Arkansas man who officials say shot dead an 87-year-old neighbor trying to lure residents of his apartment complex outside before someone did. kills, according to witnesses.

“He was screaming and shouting, ‘You guys come out here, come here, everyone is coming out of this building now,’ said Janey Peugh, who lives in the complex. KFSM television station.

Police in Fort Smith, Arkansas, located on the border with Oklahoma, said that after Zachary Arnold, 26, shot and killed Lois Hicks on Saturday morning, he continued to fire at neighboring apartments with a semi-automatic rifle. Another resident, who has not been named, recovered a shotgun and shot Arnold, police said.

Resident Amber Lane told the TV station that Hicks and Arnold lived in the same building. She said Hicks and another neighbor ran out before they ran back to their apartments.

“There were two older women, both were out,” Lane said. “One of them ran back, and the other one ran back, but she didn’t close his door, and then he came in and did what he did.

Police said Hicks had been shot several times inside his apartment.

Lane said she was grateful for the neighbor who shot Arnold.

“If he didn’t, who knows how much worse it could have gotten,” Lane said.

The Associated Press


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