BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Bentonville Police are investigating a shooting that killed one man on Thursday, Aug. 25.
The Bentonville Police Department (BPD) and the Bentonville Fire Department (BFD) responded to a call on Rose Garden Lane where shots had been reportedly fired. Police say the caller told them that another male had shot a man.
BPD says as officers arrived on the scene, police found a man, later identified as 21-year-old Romeo Woods, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, according to police.
Witnesses told police they "observed two males in a verbal altercation outside one of the apartments," which escalated to Woods being shot, BPD said in a statement. Shortly after, investigators identified the suspect as Hunter Kimbro, who was booked into the Bentonville jail in connection to the death and shooting.
Kimbro is being charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm among other charges.
BPD says the incident is currently under investigation by the department’s Criminal Investigation Division and that no further details are available.
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