A 40-year-old man who was fatally shot Thursday night appears to have been killed during a home invasion, Arkansas State Police said, citing a preliminary investigation.
Authorities said "initial statements" gathered at the scene indicated that Jeffery L. Baker "forcefully entered" a home on South LaSalle Street in Rector, after which the homeowner shot him.
Baker died at the scene. His body, which police found in the home around 8:10 p.m., was sent to the state Crime Laboratory for an autopsy.
The homeowner wasn't identified in a state police news release. A statement from the Clay County sheriff's office said that a "person of interest" was interviewed, and it noted that state police are still investigating.