Izard County
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Melbourne, Arkansas
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01/26/2015

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING DEATH

Around 10: a.m. Saturday, deputies were dispatched to a location on Jumbo Road in response to a shooting. Upon arrival, family members directed deputies to the victim, later identified as Ethan McFall about age 20.  It was determined that four family members from Tyronza were walking their recently acquired property and hunting. When one family member stumbled, the 12 gauge shot gun discharged striking the victim in the back. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said deputies and Melbourne Fire Department first responders performed emergency measures. McFall was transported by Vital Link ambulance to White River Medical Center in Batesville where McFall was pronounced dead.

 

News Release, For Immediate Release, January 26, 2015, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 8703684203