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Breaking news: Shooting victims' names released

Deaths being investigated as murder/suicide

Posted: July 14, 2014 - 10:33am
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Kevin Battle and Stephanie Hermes
Kevin Battle and Stephanie Hermes

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The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the two people who died in a double shooting Monday morning.

The deaths of Stephanie Hermes, 32, and Kevin Battle, 50, are now being investigated as a murder/suicide, according to the sheriff's office. Investigators have learned the two were in a previous relationship.

Sheriff Deputies were called to 235 Highway 36 Monday morning at approximately 10 a.m. When deputies arrived, Battle was deceased, and Hermes had a gunshot wound to the head. Hermes was in serious condition and flown by helicopter to UAMS. She died around 1:15 p.m.

More information coming.

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KittyDigitize 07/14/14 - 12:21 pm
So very sad...

This is becoming all too common nation wide. Praying for the families concerned.

Diogenes 07/14/14 - 01:12 pm
Kevin Battles

Age 53

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