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Fourth victim dies one day after mass shooting at Arkansas grocery store

Fourth victim dies one day after mass shooting at Arkansas grocery store

Fourth victim dies one day after mass shooting at Arkansas grocery store

Map detailing the location of Fordyce. Arkansas. USA

Police on Sunday confirmed that a fourth victim died a day after a shooter opened fire at an Arkansas grocery store, wounding nine others. The shooting in Arkansas took place around 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce, a city of about 3,200 people located 65 miles (104 kilometers) south of Little Rock.

Arkansas state police said that the latest victim died Saturday evening, stating that a total of 14 people as hit by gunfire, including 11 civilians, two law enforcement officers and the suspect.

Officials have identified the four individuals killed in the shooting at the Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce, Arkansas as: 23-year-old Callie Weems; 50-year-old Roy Sturgis; 62-year-old Shirley Taylor, and 81-year-old Ellen Shrum. Five women and two men were wounded, ranging in age from 20 to 65, with several remaining hospitalized and one woman listed in critical condition.

In addition, two police officers were injured in the shootout with the suspect: Fordyce Police Officer James Johnson, 31, was released from a Little Rock hospital and Stuttgart Police Officer John Hudson, 24, received minor injuries.

The suspect, 44-year-old Travis Eugene Posey, 44, of New Edinburg, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries from the shootout with police before being transported to Ouachita County Detention Center. He has been charged with four counts of capital murder, and officials said other charges are pending.

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