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Chief: No charges in Trumann killing

by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | August 11, 2016 at 3:04 a.m.

TRUMANN -- A woman who police said shot and killed her boyfriend Tuesday will not face charges, officials said.

Cecily Swift was questioned Tuesday afternoon after she fatally shot her boyfriend, Marlon Barnes, 35, at his home on Hobart Street in Trumann, said Assistant Police Chief Jonathan Redman. Police did not provide Swift's age.

Barnes was shot once in the chest with a 9mm handgun at about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday and taken to St. Bernards Medical Center, where he died later that day.

Police detained Swift, but after questioning her they discovered the two had a fight and that the shooting was justified.

"The evidence at the scene and witness statements match Swift's statements that the shooting was self-defense," Redman said.

State Desk on 08/11/2016

Print Headline: Chief: No charges in Trumann killing

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