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One arrested for capital murder after deadly shooting in Springdale

52-year-old Ignacio Rivera-Perez has been arrested on capital murder charges in connection to the death of 33-year-old Olga Irene Huerta.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Officers with the Springdale Police Department responded to a report of gunfire at the 3000 block of Butterfield Coach Rd. just before 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 1.

When officers arrived they found a female lying face down in the yard with a gunshot wound to the head. The woman, later identified as 33-year-old Olga Irene Huerta, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors told police there was a party that went on at the home until early in the morning.

With the help of witnesses, police were able to identify 52-year-old Ignacio Rivera-Perez of Springdale as the homicide suspect and an arrest warrant for capital murder was issued.

Just after 10 p.m. Sunday, Sunday Rivera-Perez was arrested in San Marcos, Texas. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information has been released at this time.

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