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Arkansas police confirm 4th victim died in grocery store shooting

A fourth victim who suffered injuries in a shooting Friday morning outside a grocery store in in Fordyce, Arkansas, has died, according to state police.

A fourth victim who had been injured in a shooting Friday outside an Arkansas grocery store has died, police announced Saturday night.

Arkansas State Police said 14 people were wounded in the shooting outside a Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce, Arkansas, including 11 civilians, two law enforcement officers and the suspect, 44-year-old Travis Eugene Posey, according to a police press release.

The shooting happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Friday.


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The deceased victims, who were all civilians, were identified as Shirley Taylor, 62, Callie Weems, 23, Roy Sturgis, 50, and Ellen Shrum, 81.

Police said seven civilians — five women and two men — survived injuries they sustained in the shooting. Four of those victims remain hospitalized, including a woman in critical condition. Three of the injured civilians were released from the hospital on Friday.

Fordyce Police officer James Johnson, 31, was released from a hospital on Saturday evening after suffering from a gunshot wound. Stuttgart Police officer John Hudson, 24, sustained minor injuries.

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Posey will face four counts of capital murder, and additional charges are still pending, police said.

The suspect was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement, released to the custody of state police and transported to the Ouachita County Detention Center.

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The shooting remains under investigation.

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