One person is dead and another injured following an early morning home invasion in Hackett.
According to Captain Philip Pevehouse, at around 5:30 a.m. on February 14, the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a home invasion and shots being fired in the 300 block of Plum Street in Hackett. Deputies arrived and discovered one victim had been shot and killed. Another victim was injured with a baseball bat. Three juveniles, ages nine to 15, and a woman were also found at the apartment but were uninjured.
Witnesses at the residence reported an unidentified tall, white male wearing a hoodie covering his head enter the home by kicking in the front door. The suspect confronted an adult male in the downstairs portion of the residence and struck the male with a baseball bat. His injuries required medical attention. The suspect went up the stairs to a bedroom, found the other male in the home, and fired five to six shots, killing the man. The suspect had fled by the time deputies arrived on the scene.
The victim of the shooting, a 34 year old white male of Hackett, was found dead in his bed. The victim’s name is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.
The arriving deputies checked on the subjects still present, secured the crime scene, and waited on investigators to arrive. They also conducted a canvass of the area for any potential witnesses. Investigators obtained a search warrant for a forensic search of the apartment.
At this time the identity of the suspect is unknown. Investigators believe there are several persons of interest who may have more information. They are following leads to find those persons. Currently, witnesses are still being interviewed.
The matter is currently under investigation. More details can and will be released when available.