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Identity Released in Fatal Shooting


(ASP – Little Rock) Polk County authorities requested the Arkansas State Police review reports and statements of Polk County sheriff’s deputies and an agent of the local drug task force in connection with a shooting incident last Wednesday (June 15, 2016) outside a residence at 4589 Highway 8, west of Mena.

Local law enforcement officers had gone to the residence of David Nodes following allegations of harassment involving a minor age child.

As the deputy and drug task force officer approached the residence, they observed Nodes, age 58, outside the house with a firearm.  Multiple commands were made by the officers ordering Nodes to drop the gun.  Nodes complied, but as a deputy approached to remove the firearm, Nodes reportedly picked-up the gun and allegedly shot himself.  The wound was fatal.

Information from the collective reports of the local law enforcement officers were provided to Prosecuting Attorney Andy Riner for his consideration.


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