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Shirley Taylor,Callie Weems Obituary, Death; Fourth person dies after Arkansas store shooting

Shirley Taylor,Callie Weems Obituary, Death;  – A fourth individual passed away the day following a shooting incident at an Arkansas grocery store, where nine others were injured and cars were struck by bullets as frightened bystanders sought refuge. The Arkansas state police reported that the person died on Saturday night, with a total of 14 individuals being hit by gunfire: “11 civilians, two law enforcement officers, and the suspect.”

The deceased were identified as Shirley Taylor, 62, Callie Weems, 23, Roy Sturgis, 50, and Ellen Shrum, 81 – all civilians, as per the statement. The injured individuals ranged in age from 20 to 65, with four still hospitalized, including a woman in critical condition.

The injured officers were named as Fordyce Police Officer James Johnson, 31, who was discharged from the hospital on Saturday, and Stuttgart Police Officer John Hudson, 24, with minor injuries. The suspect, Travis Eugene Posey, 44, of New Edinburg, will face four counts of murder, according to the police.

After exchanging gunfire with law enforcement, Posey was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, then handed over to police custody and transported to the Ouachita County Detention Centre, the police stated. The motive behind the shooting has not been disclosed by the police.

The Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Posey was being detained at the detention center but had no information regarding legal representation. The shooting occurred on Friday at the Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce, situated 104km south of Little Rock. Roderick Rogers, a city council member, contacted the sheriff after being informed by restaurant employees nearby about the shooting.

Upon arrival, Rogers witnessed individuals fleeing in all directions, with one even running to the nearby hospital for safety. “People were just getting into cars to seek refuge,” he remarked. Videos shared on social media depicted at least one person lying in the parking lot, while another captured the sound of multiple gunshots. Images from reporters at the scene displayed numerous bullet holes in the store’s windows.

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