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CONWAY -- A Conway resident said he fatally shot a man in self-defense Thursday after inviting the man inside his home, according to police.

Conway police officers found Demarco Taylor, 18, dead at a residence on Bernard Drive after responding to a shots-fired call shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, Maj. Chris Harris said Friday in a video posted to Facebook.

The victim was lying in the doorway of the house when police arrived, police spokesman LaTresha Woodruff said Thursday. Another man was with the victim but ran from the house, and the shooter told police he did not know whether he had shot that person.

Harris said Taylor and the resident of the home knew each other and that Taylor had tried to rob the resident after being invited inside the home. The resident told authorities that he fired in self-defense.

"This was not a random act of violence," Harris said.

No charges have been filed.

Information for this article was contributed by reporter Rachel Herzog of Arkansas Online.

State Desk on 02/17/2018

Print Headline: Teen fatally shot in Conway; resident claims self-defense

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