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1 dead, 1 jailed in Batesville shooting

by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | July 14, 2020 at 4:10 a.m.

An Independence County man died after a shooting Sunday night at a Batesville convenience store, police said.

Officers were sent to Hawg's Exxon, 1150 N. St. Louis St., shortly before 7:10 p.m. in response to a call about shots being fired, according to a Batesville Police Department news release.

They found 34-year-old Andrew Milton lying on the ground suffering from several gunshot wounds in his torso area, the release states.

Milton was taken to White River Medical Center, where he later died, according to the news release.

While officers were administering treatment to Milton, he told them he had been shot by Robert Evans, who left the area in a red Ford F-150, police said.

An Independence County sheriff's deputy spotted the pickup and found Evans inside suffering from a gunshot wound in his left shoulder, the release states.

He was treated and taken to the Independence County jail.

Evans, 46, remained in jail Monday morning, according to an online roster. No bond had been set, and no charges had been filed, police said.

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