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Authorities are investigating two deaths hours apart May 14 in Springdale, including one in which a suspected intruder was fatally shot.

Shortly before before 7 a.m., Springdale officers were called to the 4500 block of Greens Drive, a news release from the city’s Police Department said.

Police arrived to find a 21-year-old lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the release. The man was transported to Northwest Medical Center, where he died, authorities said.

The person who initially called police about a burglary said he heard someone beating on the door of his apartment and didn’t get an answer when he asked who was there. A male and female then kicked in the door and entered the home, prompting the resident to fire a handgun, the release said.

The male collapsed on the sidewalk and the female fled in a silver passenger car, the release said.

Police said they believe it was not a random act and that the parties involved had previous interaction, according to the statement. No names were released May 14.

About 1:40 p.m., Springdale officers were called to a home in the 2900 block of Moulton Lane for a welfare check after being told the resident had not shown up to work that day, according to another news release.

A man was found dead inside, and foul play is suspected, the release said.

Police named 33-year-old Zachary Nicholas Harlan, the victim’s roommate, as a person of interest. Harlan is considered armed and dangerous and may be driving a white 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, police said.

Both investigations are ongoing.


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Police spokesman Jeff Taylor said the deaths are not connected.

Print Headline: Springdale police investigate fatal shooting, second death

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