• Man shoots and kills another man after love triangle goes wrong, neighbors describe

    By: Ryan Glover

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    FORREST CITY, AR - A man is dead following an early Saturday morning shooting. 

    According to the Forrest City Police Department, officers responded to the corner of North Powell Street and Williams Avenue around 7 a.m. for a shooting. When police arrived to the scene they noticed a man suffering from a gunshot wound. 


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    The man was transported to the Forrest City Medical Center where he died from the shooting. Police confirmed to FOX13 the victim is 41-year-old Benny Word. 

    LaToya Parks told FOX13 she had never seen a dead body before.

    "I started shaking because I have never seen a dead body really in my life," Park said.

    Parks found a man lying at the street Saturday morning. He had been shot and was dying.

    "I asked him if he was ok. And he could not say much because he was gasping for air," Parks said.

    Police had two people of interest they were interviewing in the shooting Saturday morning, but according to Forrest City Police, Hosea Metcalf, 53, has been arrested for murder in connection to this deadly shooting.

    According to the people who know Metcalf, and the others involved, they believe Metcalf allegedly shot the man he believed was the lover. The woman in Metcalf's life said she was not romantically involved with either man.

    One life gone and another charged with murder over what's being called infidelity.

    "I hate it for both families. I pray for both families," said Metcalf's brother. 

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