On October 12, 2013, at approximately 9 a.m., officers from the Hot Springs Police Department responded to the 300 block of Quapaw St. in reference to a possible deceased person. Once officers arrived, they observed a black male, lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. Lifenet along with the Garland County Coroner Stuart Smedley was on scene where the subject was pronounced deceased.
The subject was later identified as Christopher Howard, 21 of Mt. Pine, Arkansas.
Detectives are conducting interviews and following up on this homicide.