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Two dead in Faulkner County shooting

By Arkansas Online

This article was originally published July 14, 2014 at 11:42 a.m. Updated July 14, 2014 at 2:03 p.m.


Kevin Battle, 50, and Stephanie Hermes, 32, died Monday in a shooting at a Faulkner County residence.

235 Arkansas 36

Two people have died after a Monday morning shooting in Faulkner County that police are investigating as a possible murder-suicide, authorities said.

Kevin Battle, 50, was found dead and Stephanie Hermes, 32, with a gunshot wound in the head about 10 a.m. at 235 Arkansas 36 outside Vilonia, the Faulkner County sheriff's office said in a statement.

Hermes was airlifted to UAMS Medical Center, where she died at 1:15 p.m. Investigators were told that she and Battle had been in a previous relationship, according to the sheriff's office.

Further details on what happened weren't immediately known.


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