UPDATE: Man killed after trying to force entry into Fort Smith apartment

River Valley News

UPDATE: The Fort Smith Police Department released more information about a shooting that left one man dead on August 4.

According to a press release from Fort Smtih Police Department, there was an apparent disturbance that occurred at one of the residences at the complex.

One of the involved parties was locked out of an apartment. That subject eventually forced entry into the apartment, and the subject was shot and killed by one of the apartment’s occupants. 

The investigation is still ongoing.

Original Story

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Fort Smith Police Department is investigating after a man was found dead in an apartment in the city overnight on Tuesday.

At 12:49 a.m., police responded to a “disturbance involving gunshots” at West Apartments.

One man was found dead inside of an apartment upon officers’ arrival, according to police.

An investigation is ongoing.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

This is a developing story.

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