We have reports that the Phillips County Sheriff Department is investigating a killing in the county. The incident happened in the Ponderosa Trailer park community just behind Wonder Bread House located on Highway 49 West at the edge of the Helena-West Helena City limits. This matter is still under investigation, however, Shannon Barnes, a 29 year old white male, who was born on September 30, 1981 and died early this morning of a gunshot wound to the left side of the head.
The Phillips County Sheriff’s Department has not released the name(s) of any suspect(s). However, such a report is received, we will update you.